Everyone deserves a roof over their head
A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped…
About 200 kids and teenagers in Juneau are homeless. There are students without adequate or regular housing in every school in the district. This past weekend, high school students slept out in the…
“Going back to school cost me $1,100 and being homeless,” said Elliot Scott.
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 reality.
“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 put over ourselves,” said Clyde Didrickson.
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.
There are moments when James Knudson forgets his younger brother, John Knudson, is dead.
“We put in a lot of time, effort, money, blood, sweat, tears into this project and it’s very disappointing, very disappointing,” said St. Vincent de Paul’s Dan Austin.