Gov. Walker announces housing summit for January

Gov. Bill Walker is taking on Alaska’s housing problems.

On Wednesday, Walker revealed he will host a statewide housing summit on Jan. 6 in Anchorage to bring together housing authorities, municipal leaders, financiers, realtors, builders and advocacy groups to “develop impactful goals and measurable outcomes related to Alaska’s housing shortage.”

The summit was announced at a joint meeting of the Alaska Coalition to End Homelessness and the Governor’s Council on Homelessness at the Marriott Hotel in Anchorage.

“The goal of this summit is to identify what the state can do to help local communities address their housing needs,” Walker said in a statement. “Affordable housing is a top priority of my administration, and I am committed to work with local officials to find a proactive and collaborative solution to this problem.”

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