This ordinance would authorize a $300,000 grant to Family Promise of Juneau to purchase a building to support vulnerable families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Family Promise’s current day center is housed at Chapel by the Lake, in conjunction with their family sheltering space. The purchase of a building would allow the organization to move their day center to an independent location to free up space for sheltering at Chapel by the Lake, while maintaining a stable facility with staff offices to continue providing social service and case management support for children and families experiencing homelessness.
Funding for this grant is provided by the CARES Act Special Revenue Fund.
The Assembly Finance Committee reviewed this request at its November 10, 2020 meeting.