Anchorage considers transient tent city

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Some civic leaders in Anchorage are talking about a "tent city" as a way to provide temporary housing and reduce problems at illegal homeless camps.

Frank Thomas-Mears with the Anchorage Rescue Mission was at a special meeting Monday and said the military could help set up a camp with tents, a mess hall and sanitation facilities.

KTUU reports that Anchorage Assembly member Elvi Gray-Jackson says it doesn't sound like a bad idea. She is organizing a committee called Take Back Campbell Creek Park to look at a tent city or other solutions to illegal camping.

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