I know Anchorage has areas now, where the medics are not allowed to respond without a police presence, as several ambulance teams have been attacked while responding, mostly to overdose cases among the homeless community. Anchorage is proceeding down the path that San Francisco and Seattle have trod, and the homeless population is growing rapidly. Not too much of a problem out here, as there are no free services available here. I don't know why anyone would choose to be homeless in Alaska, especially in Fairbanks, but many choose that life for the freedom. A lot of folks are injured by the cold every year, though. Churches and other non-profits are allowed to take in homeless on an emergency basis, when the temp drops to -20 F. or lower, but they have to comply with strict standards during regular times.