The Econo Lodge in Shelburne will soon be short term housing for those in need.
"Putting people in shelter and providing them with more support services and a better transition to permanent housing, so we've done that at a cost that was less expensive than the current system," said Michael Monte with the Champlain Housing Trust.
The Trust plans to work with the Committee on Temporary Housing, the Agency of Human Services and other organizations dealing with homelessness, to help to those who have no home to go to. "365 days a year we'll take people in up until 8 o'clock in the evening -- again nobody should show up at the door expecting to get in. They will have to work through another organization to get it," Monte said.
Champlain Housing Trust's "Harbor Place," as they're calling it, is not only for residents of Shelburne, but for all of Chittenden County. "There's a wide variety of people who are going to be there. People who are involved in a domestic violence situation. There are going to be people who are going to be involved in a fire, or a flood," Monte said.
Or people who just need a warm place on a cold winter's night. Paul Bohne is not only Shelburne's Town Manager, but also the President of the Board of Directors for the Champlain Housing Trust. He says the town has only received one complaint about the proposed shelter. "The outpouring of support we have heard from community members about project has been very heartwarming," he said.
Caseworkers will also be connected to the shelter -- with the hope of better outcomes for the guests of Harbor Place.
The estimated cost of Harbor Place is just under $1 million and it is scheduled to open November 1.
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