Joint Statement From the Bronson Administration and the Anchorage Assembly

Mayor's Office

3/23/2022

Anchorage, AK ­– The Bronson Administration and the Anchorage Assembly issued the following statement: 

“Today, the Anchorage Assembly, in partnership with the Bronson Administration, completed work on a $7 million dollar mass care funding package for the second quarter of 2022. This important milestone marks the beginning of a transition from pandemic-driven mass care to long-term supportive housing that will ultimately place residents on a path to greater independence while continuing to protect our most vulnerable. Mass care operations at the Sullivan Arena and local hotels are expected to conclude by June 30, and operations at the Sockeye Inn will be temporarily suspended on March 31 in preparation for the next phase of care. Rest assured no one in the Sockeye Inn or any of the other hotels will be transitioned to the Sullivan Arena.  All current residents are engaged in a client-centered intake process to place them in the best possible environment for their specific needs. More details on the forthcoming transition plan will be made available in the future."

 Media Contact:

Corey Allen Young, Communications Director, Mayor's Office, corey.young@anchorageak.gov, 907-229-4150

Felix Rivera, Anchorage Assembly, felix.rivera@anchorageak.gov, 907-343-4118

John Weddleton, Anchorage Assembly, john.weddleton@anchorageak.gov, 907-343-4311

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