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Plan for homeless shelter at Burlington church scrapped

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Plans for a new overflow homeless shelter in Burlington are off the table.

The North Avenue Alliance Church sought city permission at the request of advocates for the homeless, who say their facilities are often full. But after not a single person showed up at a similar emergency shelter set up by the Red Cross two weekends ago at the Champlain Elementary school, the North Avenue proposal was dropped.

Mark Redmond of Spectrum Youth Services, who had called for the shelter, says plans for the emergency space have been complicated by the state's taxpayer-funded motel program, which provides vouchers for hotel rooms when shelters are full.

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