Anchorage Assembly's winter shelter plan includes sprinkling beds throughout the city
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 5:30 PM AKDT
The Anchorage Assembly’s plan to provide emergency shelter this winter includes big spaces like the Sullivan Arena and the former Golden Lion Hotel. But the plan also relies on adding a smaller number of beds to provide shelter for the estimated 350 people who will need it.
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There’s a new hitch in the plan to provide emergency winter shelter in Anchorage. The municipal attorney released an opinion late Thursday afternoon stating that under current law, it is illegal to use the Golden Lion Hotel as a homeless shelter or as housing under the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter Plan.