Development of the primary homeless shelter of its type in Pittsburgh underway – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The construction of the first homeless shelter of its kind took place in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

The shelter will have no barriers, which means fewer people will be denied because the barriers for the homeless aren’t there.

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Executives from Action Housing, Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, Highmark, PNC and UPCMC broke ground on the premises near the Liberty Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh.

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The 4,200-square-foot building will offer services targeting unemployment and addiction. There will also be a medical and behavioral clinic operated by UPMC.

“Accommodation for 95 people. A daily program for people who are not yet ready to move into a facility, but still need places to shower, collect mail and services. Forty-five units of single family homes, ”said Linda Metropulos, chairman of the board of Second Avenue Commons.

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The project has been in progress for more than six years. If everything goes according to plan, the new animal shelter will open its doors next summer.

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