• Homeless shelter in Bennington approved
    December 06,2012
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    Shelter approved in Bennington

    BENNINGTON — A new homeless shelter on North Street proposed by the Bennington Coalition for the Homeless was approved by the Bennington Development Review Board on Tuesday.

    The shelter, at 250 North St., would be an emergency shelter that could accept people who find themselves with no place to stay in unexpected circumstances. The coalition has other sites that can offer more long-term housing but executive director Kendy Skidmore said there was a need for a shelter that could take in people on short notice.

    The presentation at the development review board took only a few minutes. The proposal had been presented to the board before on Nov. 20.

    The coalition will be leasing the building so no exterior changes are planned. The building is currently unoccupied. It was previously the office of a home health care business.

    The shelter is expected to have 12 beds available and an apartment that would be used by the shelter’s staff.

    Skidmore said in September she wants to open the shelter as soon as possible because during a cold Vermont winter, it could save lives.

    The coalition served almost 200 people during its most recent fiscal year.
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