Brother Francis shelter receives $750,000 grant for homelessness prevention, facility upgrades

The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Brother Francis Shelter in Kodiak, which will be used for facility upgrades and homelessness prevention efforts by the shelter. The Kodiak shelter was one of several selected to split a total of $5 million dollars statewide Jennifer Smerud, a planner with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, or AHFC, …

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Remembering Natayla Isatchenko: Kodiak’s walking contradiction

Natalya Isatchenko, courtesy of someone who tried to offer her help and comfort. Listen to the story about Natalya Isatchenko’s life and death that aired on KMXT Radio: So who was Natalya Isatchenko? She was a woman almost everyone in Kodiak knew, but really didn’t know. Everywhere and nowhere. Homeless but always at home, wherever she was. She was often …

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