homeless http://kbia.org en Poonam Inc. seeks rezoning to house Missouri veterans http://kbia.org/post/poonam-inc-seeks-rezoning-house-missouri-veterans <p>Many homeless Missouri veterans could soon have a roof over their heads.</p><p>Poonam Incorporated is requesting the rezoning of about four acres of land located on the south side of Business Loop 70 East near Old Highway 63 for the creation of a "Veteran's Campus".</p><p>A public information meeting was held at City Hall on Tuesday night to give members of the community more details about the site.</p><p>Project planner Clint Smith is confident that the housing would benefit a good cause.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:18:37 +0000 Nick Heheman 54781 at http://kbia.org Poonam Inc. seeks rezoning to house Missouri veterans How the cold is affecting Columbia's homeless shelters http://kbia.org/post/how-cold-affecting-columbias-homeless-shelters <p>The Interfaith Day Center in Columbia was packed full on Monday as people sought refuge from the cold temperatures. The high for the day was 0 degrees Fahrenheit.</p><p>The center, which is a daytime resource for those who are homeless, is expected to move to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church soon. In the current location on Park Avenue, there’s only seating for about 20 people.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:10:21 +0000 Kellie Moore 46311 at http://kbia.org Homeless advocates call for improved transitional options http://kbia.org/post/homeless-advocates-call-improved-transitional-options <p></p><p>Following the recent cleanup of several homeless camps in Columbia, advocates say there is a shortage of effective transitional housing in the city.</p><p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:19:04 +0000 Laishi Zhou 28985 at http://kbia.org Homeless advocates call for improved transitional options Help for Missouri's homeless with disabilities http://kbia.org/post/help-missouris-homeless-disabilities <p>&nbsp;</p><p>At its meeting Friday in Columbia, the Missouri Housing Development Commission took a big step toward housing homeless individuals with special needs.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:47:00 +0000 9049 at http://kbia.org Help for Missouri's homeless with disabilities