Homeless Shelter Could Come to Seymour

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(Image courtesy Jackson County Industrial Development Corp.) (Image courtesy Jackson County Industrial Development Corp.)
SEYMOUR -

A facility that could house nearly 50 men and women could be coming to Jackson County to help  residents in crisis. The Seymour Tribune reports Royalty Roofing owner Andy Royalty has applied for a land use variance to build the $1 million shelter on the city’s east side.

The city’s plan commission will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss the project. The property is owned by Royalty and is close to the Jackson

County Learning Center and the site of the future county work release center, according to the publication. 

The meeting will be held council chambers at city hall and are open to the public. 

The shelter is reported to cost about $1 million to build and $500,000 to $600,000 a year to operate. 

An endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Jackson County for long-term operational costs and raising the money for construction is currently underway.

"This is not just a homeless shelter," Royalty told the publication. "We want to give people the tools they need to get back on their feet to become productive members of society. This is not just enabling people to stay in poverty."

To learn more about the proposal from The Seymour Tribune, click here. 

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