A Roof

A Roof is a project from 360 North and KTOO Public Media examining homelessness and affordable housing in Alaska.

A Roof: What We've Learned

“What We’ve Learned” is the fourth in a series of A Roof town hall discussions. A year since the launch of 360 North and KTOO’s series on housing and homelessness issues, host Casey Kelly and guests will talk about what we’ve learned during the project so far. They’ll discuss affordable housing, the current state of Alaska’s housing stock, homelessness, Housing First, transitional housing and more.

In the News

The Road Home is a private nonprofit social services agency that assists homeless individuals and families, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Here, a view from outside. Cayce Clifford for NPR

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent. Here’s How.

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The Road Home is a private nonprofit social services agency that assists homeless individuals and families, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Here, a view from outside.Cayce Clifford for NPR…
During the sleep-out, students made signs about youth homelessness that they waved outside Mendenhall Mall and Safeway. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

High school sleep-out raises $3,000 for homeless youth

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During the sleep-out, students made signs about youth homelessness that they waved outside Mendenhall Mall and Safeway. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO) About 200 kids and teenagers in Juneau are homeless. There are students…

Thane Campground closes for winter, displacing homeless

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"Going back to school cost me $1,100 and being homeless," said Elliot Scott.

Utah housing expert who cut chronic homelessness 90% pitches Alaska solutions

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Gov. Bill Walker says he’d “love for Alaska to be the first state without homelessness.” With a little inspiration from the state of Utah, some are hopeful that could become…

Homeless survey finds at least 70 in Juneau sleeping outside

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"We lay out the tarp to give us something dry to lay on and then we lay our bedding out on top of that and then the excess tarp we…

Candlelight vigil honors people who died on the streets of Anchorage

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Sunday night about 70 community members gathered on the Park Strip in Anchorage to honor those who died while living outside on the streets this summer.

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46.7%

Percentage of new homes in Alaska built between 2002-2012 that were constructed in the Mat-Su

1,786

Estimated number of homeless people in Alaska in 2014.

$1,100

Average rent in Alaska.

$300,000

Average cost of a single-family home in Alaska.

Sources: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness

The Trust - The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
NCADD - Juneau, Alaska
Northrim Bank

This project is funded by the Public Affairs Fund for Homelessness and Appropriate Affordable Housing. Contributors include the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, Northrim Bank and NCADD-Juneau, in partnership with the Juneau Clean Air Coalition.