A Roof is a yearlong project from 360 North and KTOO Public Media examining homelessness and affordable housing in Alaska.

Watch Youth and Family Homlessness – A Roof Town Hall Discussion

“Youth and Family Homelessness” is the third in a series of A Roof town hall forums. Host Casey Kelly and guests discuss what can be done to address homeless children and families in Ketchikan. Guests include: Lisa Scarborough (Executive Director, Love In Action), Hailey Beard (Women in Safe Homes), Merle Nancy Hawkins (Tlingit & Haida Central Council), Katie Jo Parrott (Residential Youth Care) and Kaila Del Rosario (High School Student).

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46.7%

Percentage of new homes in Alaska built between 2002-2012 that were constructed in the Mat-Su

1,786

Estimated number of homeless people in Alaska in 2014.

$1,100

Average rent in Alaska.

$300,000

Average cost of a single-family home in Alaska.

Sources: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness

This project is funded by the Public Affairs Fund for Homelessness and Appropriate Affordable Housing. Contributors include the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, and NCADD-Juneau, in partnership with the Juneau Clean Air Coalition.