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Lewiston City Council approves temporary homeless shelter

The council approved a temporary homeless shelter that will provide a safe and warm place for 28 adults to sleep during the winter.

LEWISTON, Maine — Lewiston City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve a project that would open a temporary homeless shelter at a local hotel.

The 24-hour shelter will provide 28 homeless adults with a place to sleep during the winter months and access to bathrooms, showers, and food from November 15 through April 30, 2021 (as funding allows).

The shelter will be operated by Community Concepts, Inc. (CCI) with financial support from Maine Housing. It will be fully funded by MaineHousing. 

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