Homer City Council pursues plan to allow churches to temporarily shelter homeless

A spate of cold weather this winter sharpened concern among those working with the homeless, and inspired a memorandum from the Homer City Council last week recommending the planning commission draft an ordinance allowing area churches to provide temporary shelter.

Council member Shelly Erickson brought the memorandum to the council, saying she was approached by agencies working with the homeless who said there was a need for temporary shelter opportunities in the community while efforts...

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