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Montpelier City Council approves $10k for homeless shelter

October 12, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A homeless shelter in downtown Montpelier could open early thanks to a $10,000 appropriation from the city council in the Vermont capital.

The appropriation came after a request from the newly formed Homelessness Task Force Committee.

Shelter officials say they’d like to open the shelter in the Bethany Church Nov. 1, two weeks ahead of schedule.

The Times Argus reports the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre has 30 beds for the homeless. It also runs two overflow shelters, at the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre with 14 beds and the Bethany Church shelter in Montpelier with 20 beds.

The Good Samaritan shelter operates year-round, while the overflow shelters normally operate from Nov. 15 to April 15.

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Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/