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Homeless center work continues


December 21, 2022

Benny Westcott

Mike Lufkin of Sweet Home paints a hut that will be used at the homeless facility that is under construction.

Work continues on the Family Assistance and Resource Center's (FAC) managed outreach and community resource facility on a land parcel east of Bi-Mart following its oversight committee's initially targeted Dec. 15 opening date.

"We're doing this kind of by hook or by crook, and we have to have occupancy approval, so we're just not quite there yet," said Brock Byers, the Lebanon-based organization's program manager. "That's kind of where we're at right now. The good news is we have quite a few more huts, so when we do open, we'll be able to open with more guests."

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