Housing insecurity continues to grow as another pandemic winter approaches | Alaska Insight

Homelessness and a lack of affordable housing are perennial issues in communities throughout Alaska. But the pandemic has made an already difficult situation worse. What services are available for Alaskans to help keep them out of the cold?

For the premiere of the latest season of Alaska Insight, Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness’s Jasmine Boyle and Policy and Data Analyst Helen Renfrew join host Lori Townsend to discuss solutions to housing insecurity.

Following our initial radio story on this issue, Studio 223, a gallery in Anchorage, contacted us to get connected to Cesar Carberry, the man making custom skateboards. Carberry appeared at their First Friday art show on Sep. 3, 2021 and sold his entire collection.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.