At a national level, the government shutdown has caused some to go without paychecks, but what about going without a home? That's been the reality for a great many people since the 2018 Earthquake struck Alaska, and many are wondering if relief will ever be in sight.
The toughest silence has been at a national level. State agencies are waiting to hear from federal agencies, and federal agencies are waiting to hear President Donald Trump officially call the Alaska 2018 quake a "disaster." If he does, that will free up federal funding to help those in need.
We spoke to Nikki Rose, President of the Sand Lake Community Council, about the great number of severely damaged homes in her neighborhood-including her own which has become unsafe to live in.
For those who still haven't filed a claim for assistance, the deadline is January 29th, and more information can be found at www.ready.alaska.gov