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Homeless Shelter To Reopen After City Shuts It Down


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A Lansing-based homeless shelter that was shut down by the city on Tuesday due to multiple violations will reopen on Monday.

According to Mark Bozzo of the Lansing City Outreach, his shelter now has the permit it needs to feed and clothe the homeless at its Larch Street location.

Officials with the Lansing Department of Planning and Neighborhood Development said the shelter was cited because it allowed people to sleep in the building without having the proper permits to do so. The shelter also had minor electrical and plumbing problems.

Bozzo said he worked with contractors to fix the issues, and met with city officials on Friday who he said will allow the shelter to take in the homeless during the daytime hours. We're able to serve the homeless. We'll be able to get them off the street, be able to have a place where they can come and sit now outside of the cold during the day," said Bozzo. "And it's legal, and it's up to code, and it'll be everything we need."

Bozzo said the shelter will be able to hold up to 49 people, and once adjustments are made to one of the exits, the capacity will triple.

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Like her on Facebook, Follow her on Twitter or email her at emorrow@wlns.com.

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