- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Advocates and officials in New Hampshire’s capital city have set up an emergency homeless shelter as low temperatures are on their way to the state.

The Concord Monitor reports (https://bit.ly/2gHkNIb) City Councilors approved $30,000 for the shelter. Mayor Jim Bouley said United Way would act as the organization’s fiscal agent and the Friends Program will run the shelter. Concord Hospital is providing linens and pillows.

Bouley said he plans to name the location in the next day or two.

Last year, efforts to find a location to house homeless people also came together at the last minute. The Friends Program ran an overnight shelter at an empty church last winter. It was meant to be a one-time fix.

Concord’s South and First Congregational churches used to run winter shelters but stopped in 2015.


Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.cmonitor.com

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