Assembly member would like to see homeless shelter in Midtown


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Anchorage Assembly member Meg Zaletel is proposing a budget amendment that includes a new homeless shelter in Anchorage — one that is separate from Brother Francis Shelter.

Zaletel says the amendment funds day shelter services at two locations: Brother Francis with capacity for around 100-150 people and another unknown location with capacity for about 150 people. Zaletel hopes it will be located somewhere in Midtown.

"Done in a very mindful manner. My vision is secured outdoor area; no neighborhood impacts," she said.