Local Shelters Part Of Puzzle, But Can’t Fill Entire Void

Jan 31, 2019

Homes are being sold very quickly and apartment housing is limited.
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As you just heard, it’s still an open question as to where many of the people currently at the last Red Cross shelter are going to go. For the most part local permanent shelters are full and trying to finding a place to rent – even if you have the means – is almost impossible. While local service providers are currently working to get a permanent low-barrier shelter set up in the community, they say that won’t be an option anytime soon.



Last week NSPR’S Sarah Bohannon spoke with Laura Cootsona, the executive director of the Jesus Center about current options for those who are displaced and still unsheltered, and about her biggest worries regarding homelessness after the fire.