North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Wake OKs grant for new shelter

From Staff Reports
RALEIGH -- With as many as 85 homeless families on a waiting list for shelter in Wake County, county commissioners took a new Salvation Army facility for "fragile families" a step closer to reality Monday.
Commissioners agreed unanimously to provide $500,000 in federal community development block grant money to the $4 million redevelopment of a 40,000-square-foot building inside the Beltline on Capital Boulevard.
The charity operates a homeless shelter near Moore Square in downtown Raleigh but wants a larger facility to give more services to families. The city of Raleigh is considering a separate $500,000 request; it is expected to come before a Sept. 7 council meeting.
Construction on the building - supplied with everything from a computer center to play centers to a full-service commercial kitchen - is expected to start in October and be completed in July.
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