If the shelter were to move, how would people get to work, medical appointments, apartment showings, etc.

A prerequisite of any new facility would be easy access to public transportation. City staff would also be critical in transporting folks to appointments.  It is also a hope that with built-in services, the need for difficult, often unnecessary travel can be avoided and guests can better focus their energy on services rather than how to get to services.  The City would also collaborate with METRO to try and provide bus fare assistance whenever possible. 

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1. Why do we need a new shelter?
2. What kinds of services would be offered at a new location?
3. Why should the City operate an emergency shelter?
4. Why should we provide shelter services to people who are not sober or struggling with their mental health?
5. Is there support for this project among other social service providers?
6. If the shelter were to move, how would people get to work, medical appointments, apartment showings, etc.
7. How will this be received by the guests who access shelter services?
8. How many people will this building serve and what do you do if/when you fill up?
9. How would you decide who gets beds if you fill up?
10. Why are you proposing a single floor shelter rather than a two floor model ?