Anchorage passes resolution to phase out homeless shelter

    George Sullivan Arena in Anchorage

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage has passed a resolution that requires the city to move people out of an emergency homeless shelter at Sullivan Arena that was created last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Anchorage Assembly passed the measure in a unanimous vote Tuesday.

    The resolution requires the mayor’s office to create a transition plan for those living in the shelter by April 15.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported that the shelter has been at full- or near capacity since the pandemic began.

    Assemblymember Christopher Constant says federal funding for the shelter is scheduled to expire in September and the facility is needed for the city’s new junior hockey team.

     

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