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Agency expands space for Columbus-area homeless families as numbers continue to grow
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:45 AM EDT
Central Ohio's homeless agency is expanding space for displaced families as the number of parents and children with no place to live increases.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Thursday that the Community Shelter Board, the area's local homeless agency, modified plans for a new adult shelter to include a second area for homeless families.
The board has long preferred getting families in permanent housing, even paying relatives to take family members in, rather than build new shelters.
But shelter board Executive Director Michelle Heritage says the system still has to get people off the streets. She says significant numbers of beds haven't been added since 2001.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com