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Ypsilanti’s city council to discuss overnight warming shelter locations

Ypsilanti City Hall
Josh Hakala
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89.1 WEMU
Ypsilanti City Hall

Ypsilanti’s city council plans to discuss overnight warming shelter locations at tonight's meeting.

City officials hope to provide more consistent, after-hours warming shelter locations. In addition to the Ypsilanti Freighthouse operating as a daytime warming shelter, the city plans to offer St. Luke’s Episcopal Church as a nighttime warming location Monday through Thursdays. The city is still searching for an overnight shelter to operate though the weekends.

Steve Wilcoxen is the mayor pro-tem and Ward Two council member.

“You know, last year, when we had the warming center at the Freighthouse, it’s like, 'What do we do after hours?' And there was some movement last year, but more movement this year to get Monday through Thursday covered. But, you know, it would be nice to find a place in Ypsi that people can stay over the weekends as well.”

The Delonis Center in Ann Arbor operates as an overnight shelter on the weekends.

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Taylor Bowie joined WEMU as a reporter in October 2023.
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