A look at Anchorage’s emergency cold weather shelter plan

In Anchorage a 150-bed shelter opened on Oct. 31 in an unused municipal building. It was supposed to be the final piece of Anchorage’s emergency shelter plan for this winter. But less than a month into the winter shelter season, there’s a waitlist with about 1,000 people on it. Jeremy Hsieh has this story.

Jeremy Hsieh covers Anchorage with an emphasis on housing, homelessness, infrastructure and development. Reach him at jhsieh@alaskapublic.org or 907-550-8428. Read more about Jeremy here.

Matt Faubion is a multimedia journalist at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at mfaubion@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Matt here.

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