Shelter: Homeless no more

Council to build temporary facility at Public Works


February 9, 2022

Benny Westcott

Councilors Dylan Richards, left, and Angelita Sanchez, confer during a Feb. 1 city leaders' discussion of where to place the proposed homeless shelter.

Duck Hollow neighborhood residents who expressed opposition to a proposed homeless facility near their properties during Jan. 25-26 meetings at Sweet Home City Hall got their wish at a Tuesday, Feb. 1 special session, when the City Council elected to move those plans to another location.

The council voted 6-1 to allow the Lebanon-based Family Resource Center (FAC) to begin constructing a "managed outreach and community resource facility" on the northeast corner of Sweet Home Public Works at 1400 24th Avenue.

The motion, made by Councilor Angelita Sanchez, asserted that this would be an inte...

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