Fairbanks Housing & Homeless Coalition
On the night of January 23, 2017 there were 172 people in the emergency shelters in Fairbanks. There were 43 more people staying in transitional housing. There were unknown numbers of people seeking temporary shelter with friends and family. There were also at least 28 people left utterly unsheltered. It was 38 degrees below zero that night.
Fairbanks is a wonderful place live and raise a family, but what the pictures above don't show are the relatively hidden homeless community members.