Housing First Opening
Some of Juneau’s most vulnerable residents will have a warm, safe place to live within the week.
The first eight residents of the Housing First supportive housing facility will move in sometime in the next week, multiple board members said Tuesday. The building’s grand opening is today at 11:30 a.m., where members of the public can get a tour of the 32-unit facility located in Lemon Creek geared toward housing homeless alcoholics and inebriates.
Program Director Dacia Davis has worked in social services for 14 years across the state, and said she hasn’t seen anything like this in Alaska.
“I see it as extremely unique,” Davis said, “because it’s really just allowing the tenants to guide their own choices and we as a staff get to show up and be positive supports as much or as little as (the tenants) want.”
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Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire