- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis will only house homeless men displaced by a downtown shelter’s closure in its Weed Control building for 60 days.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2nM6WRo ) reports that an agreement to close the temporary shelter by June 5 came after lawyers from Arch City Defenders and St. Louis University Law Clinic sued the city last week. The suit argued that a city-owned building that houses gardening equipment and vehicles is “not suitable for habitability by humans.”

Officials with Arch City on Friday called the agreement a victory, with its spokeswoman describing the shelter arrangement as “dystopian.” But city officials struck back with a statement that said the lawsuit “was frivolous and changed nothing.”

The temporary shelter was set up after another shelter closed following a long battle with the city.

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