4:18 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Poonam Inc. seeks rezoning to house Missouri veterans

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Many homeless Missouri veterans could soon have a roof over their heads.

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".

A public information meeting was held at City Hall on Tuesday night to give members of the community more details about the site.

Project planner Clint Smith is confident that the housing would benefit a good cause.

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12:10 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

How the cold is affecting Columbia's homeless shelters

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.

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.

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Arts and Culture
6:19 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Homeless advocates call for improved transitional options

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Following the recent cleanup of several homeless camps in Columbia, advocates say there is a shortage of effective transitional housing in the city.

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4:47 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Help for Missouri's homeless with disabilities

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At its meeting Friday in Columbia, the Missouri Housing Development Commission took a big step toward housing homeless individuals with special needs. 

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