Bronson Administration and Legislative Drafting Group Issue Joint Statement

Mayor's Office

5/11/2022

Anchorage, AK – Today, the Bronson Administration and Legislative Drafting Group thanked the Anchorage Assembly following last night's passage of AR 2022-111(S) which funds construction of a purpose-built homelessness navigation center:

“Last night's vote was the culmination of more than nine months of bipartisan work to address homelessness in Anchorage. The Municipality of Anchorage is now armed with a bold, comprehensive strategy to reintegrate our less fortunate neighbors into society. We thank each member of the Assembly for their many hours of thoughtful work that ultimately led to the passage of this historic resolution.

“At the same time, we fully recognize the tremendous effort that lies ahead and remain committed to continuing to improve the Homeless to Stably Housed Plan."

Passage of AR 2022-111(S) authorizes funding for the construction of a 150-bed homelessness navigation shelter on the Anchorage Police Department campus at Elmore Road. This facility will serve as a key entry point for clients into Anchorage's extensive network of shelters, treatment and residential programs, and workforce and permanent housing.

More information on the Homeless to Stably Housed Plan can be found here.

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Media contacts:

Hans Rodvik, Mayor's Office, hans.rodvik@anchorageak.gov, 907-570-6646

​Felix Rivera, Anchorage Assembly, felix.rivera@anchorageak.gov, 907-764-0841