Anchorage mayor’s office wants to turn former halfway house downtown into homeless housing

The administration of Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz wants to turn a shuttered halfway house near the Delaney Park Strip downtown into housing for homeless seniors.

The former Parkview Center at 831 B St. is owned by GEO Reentry Services, a private corporation that manages most of Alaska's halfway houses. GEO Reentry Services has approached the mayor's office about leasing the building, and the two sides are now in discussions, city homelessness coordinator Nancy Burke wrote in a memo...

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