Juneau Assembly member welcomes news of the opening of Juneau Housing First facility

    Juneau, ALASKA (KINY) - The chair of the Assembly Lands Committee was glad to hear of the plans by the Juneau Housing First Collaborative project to conduct a grand opening ceremony September 13.

    The project at 1944 Allen Court in the Lemon Creek area will provide housing to 32 of Juneau's vulnerable residents.  They are defined as the chronically homeless who have a high likelihood of dying on the streets.

    The first eight residents are scheduled to move in two days after the grand opening.

    Debbie White  said  the project will  hopefully have a positive impact on Juneau's homelessness problem

    Services for the residents will include meals, case management, community building, employment resources and on-site medical, behavioral and substance abuse treatment.

    The Juneau Alliance for the Mental Health will operate the community health clinic on the first floor of the facility.

    Residents will start moving into Alder Manor on September 15 in waves of eight, according to a press release.


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