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Construction Begins on New Homeless Resource Center in Florida

Monday marks another milestone in Palm Beach County’s efforts to end homelessness as county leaders will open a new center for those in need of housing. The new homeless resource center will be built in the vacant lot south of the Mid County Senior Center in Palm Springs. The facility is expected to be ready in July 2023. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Monday, which Palm Beach County Commissioners and Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth are expected to attend. “We have so many homeless people in this paradise of Palm Beach County,” said District 5 Commissioner Maria Sachs. “It is determined that there are over 1,500 (adults) who are homeless each night here in Palm Beach County and up to 4,000 children, so we need to do more.” When completed, the new facility will offer the same resources as the Sen Philip D. Lewis Center, and county leaders say they believe they will be able to serve about 500 more people a year.Currently, the Sen. Philip D. Lewis Center is the only other homeless resource center in the county.The new facility will have of 60 beds that people will be able to use for about 60 days at a time. There will also be 14 transitional beds for overnight stays. “We want to make sure that everyone has a continuum of care so that they are protected, that ‘they be safe, get up and get a job and get ent a house,” Sachs said. The initial construction cost is $16 million and will be partially funded by the infrastructure sales tax. The Palm Beach County Homeless Coalition is also seeking donors for the project. At this time, county leaders are still working to determine the name of the new facility. Palm Beach County Community Services leaders say the next point count where the total number of homeless people in the county will be determined should take place within the next two weeks. -in-Time Count was done in 2020. Stay informed: Local coverage of WPBF 25 News

Monday marks another milestone in Palm Beach County’s efforts to end homelessness as county leaders open a new center for people in need of housing.

The new homeless resource center will be built in the vacant lot south of the Mid County Senior Center in Palm Springs.

The facility is expected to be ready in July 2023.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Monday, which Palm Beach County Commissioners and Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth are expected to attend.

“We have so many homeless people in this paradise in Palm Beach County,” said District 5 Commissioner Maria Sachs. “It is determined that there are over 1,500 (adults) homeless every night here in Palm Beach County and up to 4,000 children, so we need to do more.”

Once complete, the new facility will offer the same resources as the Sen. Philip D. Lewis Center, and county leaders say they think they will be able to serve about 500 more people a year. Currently, the Sen. Philip D. Lewis Center is the county’s only other homeless resource center.

The new facility will have 60 beds that people will be able to use for about 60 days at a time. There will also be 14 transition beds for overnight stays.

“We want to make sure everyone has a continuum of care so they’re protected, they’re safe, they’re up, they’re getting jobs, they’re finding housing.” , said Sachs.

The initial construction cost is $16 million and will be partially funded by the infrastructure sales tax. The Palm Beach County Homeless Coalition is also seeking donors for the project.

At present, county leaders are still working to determine the name of the new facility.

Palm Beach County Community Services leaders say the next one-time count where the total number of homeless people in the county will be determined is expected to take place within the next two weeks. The last point count was carried out in 2020.

Stay informed: Local coverage of WPBF 25 News