ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan told the Anchorage of Chamber of Commerce he's working to relocate Karluk Manor, a controversial housing program for end-stage street alcoholics to a new site in Mountain View.
Sullivan says he's been in discussions with the Alaska Mental Health Trust and RurAL CAP, the non-profit that operates Karluk Manor.
Sullivan told the chamber there's property near Reeve Boulevard in Mountain View that would be a more suitable location and potentially a win-win -- taking the stress off the neighborhood of Fairview, which is saturated with a lot of street alcoholics, due to the number of social services in the neighborhood, while at the same time expanding the program and taking more chronic inebriates off the streets.
The mayor says the proposed location is more isolated and would help Karluk Manor's residents avoid being drawn back into the street life.
He said the discussion is still preliminary and his administration has yet to meet with Mountain View leaders to discuss this proposal.
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