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Despite re-bidding the project, city is confident in opening homeless shelter by fall ’24

City officials working on the upcoming Homeless Services Center decided to restart the bidding for the construction contractor, which will delay the shelter’s planned opening to the second half of 2024 instead of this fall. 

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City enters next phase of prep on Homeless Services Center, which could open by early ’24

The Homeless Services Center project has entered a new stage as the city accepts bids for construction companies to build it and prepares to invite bids for an organization to operate it. 

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Without a permanent low-barrier shelter, here’s how organizations are helping people experiencing homelessness this winter

As the weather has gotten colder, groups that work with Harrisonburg’s homeless population have had to get creative, especially during a period in which the city doesn’t have a permanent shelter for the first time in two years.

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City braces for higher construction costs, including public works building and potentially the new homeless shelter 

Concerns about ballooning construction costs for the city’s homeless services center and low barrier shelter prompted the city council to hold off on finalizing a plan Tuesday for spending its $23.8 million in federal American Recovery Plan Act funds.

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