Monday, March 13, 2017

Iowa City's Temporary Winter Shelter Closes on Eve of Snowstorm

Iowa City's 2016/17 winter has been one of the warmest on records, but that did not stop the Shelter House from creating a temporary winter shelter from 12/12/16-03/12/17 at the site of the former Unitarian Universalist Society Church. Ironically, the temporary winter shelter shut down within hours of our first real snowstorm in nearly two months. This resulted in most of the former residents having to camp out in the regular Shelter House's lobby, as well as other hidden corners of Iowa City.

According to this article, the temporary shelter averaged 30 residents per night during those three months, which is an increase of nearly five residents per night from last winter.

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