Catholic Social Services plans more beds for homeless

Associated PressAugust 30, 2012 

There soon will be many more beds for Anchorage's homeless women and children.

KTUU-TV says Catholic Social Services is getting ready to nearly triple the number of beds.

The organization announced Wednesday it has acquired the Anchorage Eagles Nest Hotel. Once the building is renovated, it will hold beds for up to 120 people.

Catholic Social Services also plans to renovate a four-plex behind the hotel and create a 10,000-square-foot playground between the two buildings. The renovations will provide homeless mothers and children with up to two years of shelter, giving them time to get back on their feet.

The project was made possible through private contributions as well as a $750,000 federal block grant obtained by Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan.

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