Tennessee city opens homeless shelter in vacant civic center

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 15:50:05-05

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Jackson has no permanent homeless shelter, but it now has a temporary shelter for the winter.

The Jackson Sun reports that since the local civic center is closed to public events because of the coronavirus, city officials decided to turn it into a temporary shelter.

It opened on Monday and is expected to serve 20-25 men. The city hopes to open a permanent shelter in the spring with the help of the Salvation Army.