Anchorage wants to buy 4 properties to relieve homelessness

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage municipal officials have proposed buying four properties to help alleviate problems resulting from homelessness in the state’s largest city.

Officials say they are considering spending up to $22.5 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for property that would be converted to shelters and service sites.

The properties under consideration include the Bean’s Cafe food service and shelter and a former Alaska Club building for use as engagement centers for homeless residents.

The city is also considering buying a Best Western/Golden Lion Inn for a treatment facility and an Americas Best Value Inn & Suites for housing and for resource distribution.

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