Homeless Shelters Crowded As Temperatures Drop

by Gabe Bullard on December 14, 2010

by Sheila Ash

The extreme cold weather is bringing more homeless people in Louisville into area shelters.

Nina Mosely with Wayside Christian Mission says the shelter on Jefferson Street is over capacity.

“We do have a few families and what we are doing we are transferring women and families as quickly as possible to our transitional shelter which is at the former Holiday Inn at Second and Broadway,” she says.

Mosely says the shelters are operating under white flag conditions. That means they can make additional space in common areas for people when the temperature or wind chill is 35 degrees or below.

She says they will also accept donations of items such as lip balm, hats and gloves.

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Planning Commission Approves Homeless Shelter Zoning

by Gabe Bullard September 30, 2010

The regulations address a gap in zoning laws that neither prohibited nor allowed a shelter to be built downtown. The regulations define zoning for three types of buildings that serve the homeless, and would allow shelters downtown.

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Task Force Recommendations Favor Wayside Shelter Downtown

by Gabe Bullard April 23, 2010

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by Gabe Bullard March 19, 2010

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by Gabe Bullard January 15, 2010

A University of Louisville professor walked out of Firday’s homeless shelter task force meeting after his request to speak was denied.

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Homeless Shelter Task Force Begins Meeting

by Gabe Bullard December 11, 2009

The Metro Louisville Planning Commission’s Homeless Shelter Task Force held its first meeting Friday.

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Wayside Using Hotel Ballroom For Holiday Meal

by Gabe Bullard November 25, 2009

Wayside Christian Mission’s annual Thanksgiving meals will be served out of the mission’s Hotel Louisville site.

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Wayside Preparing For One More Inspection

by Gabe Bullard November 23, 2009

Wayside Christian Mission needs to obtain one more permit to continue operating its hotel in downtown Louisville through November 2010.

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