Neighbors Speak Out About New Homeless Shelter

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 |

You may be listening to “In Our Backyard,” but this story could more appropriately be called “Not In Our Backyard.”


Last Thursday’s public meeting on Dane County’s proposed temporary homeless shelter for the vacant Teen Loft space on East Washington Avenue brought out a number of fuming neighborhood residents.


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The temporary homeless shelter seems to have enough favorable local political will to survive. It received funding through the passage of the new county budget approved by the County Board on Monday, November 12th. It was signed into law by County Executive Joe Parisi on Thursday, November 15th.


This story was reported and produced by Tom Powell. It was read by Kermit Hovey. It originally aired on In Our Backyard on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

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