In Auburn a proposed plan to construct a three-story, 80-bed emergency homeless shelter is actively moving forward, contrary to reports of a pause.
The city, along with Cayuga County, has allocated funding exceeding $1 million towards the development of the new facility on Grant Avenue, aiming to significantly expand local homeless support services.
The proposed shelter seeks to replace a smaller 16-bed facility, introducing not only 80 beds but also nine studio apartments, case management services, and enhanced security measures.
This expansion comes in response to growing homelessness in the area, with Cayuga County’s social services commissioner reporting a marked increase in the need for emergency housing among adults and children in recent years.
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