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Anchorage Assembly OKs pilot campground for homeless residents

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2023
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The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday narrowly passed a measure to set up a pilot campground for up to 60 homeless residents. Whether the city has the time, staff and money to do it this summer as envisioned is not clear yet. Supporters hope a temporary, supported site with some minimum safety and sanitation considerations will improve some campers’ situations, as well as problems with neighborhood crime and nuisances around existing, unofficial campgrounds. If successful, they say the model could be expanded in the future. Felix Rivera leads the Assembly committee...

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