New winter shelter opened to assist the homeless in Greensboro | Native

GREENSBORO – Nearly two dozen people sought shelter Tuesday night at the city’s newest shelter for the homeless, a former motel being converted into supportive shelter for the homeless.

Currently, the former Regency Inn and Suites Motel is located at 2701 NO Henry Blvd. will be available as emergency shelter for up to 100 homeless people on the coldest nights of winter, city officials said. Temperatures dropped below freezing overnight on Tuesday and stayed there until nearly 9 a.m. on Wednesday when it warmed to 36 degrees, according to weather data collected at Piedmont Triad International Airport.

The former motel site is adult-only and guests must be directed to register by either the Interactive Resource Center or the Greensboro City Department. Walk-ins are not accepted.

Nonprofit Partnership Homes Inc. bought the motel with $ 3 million in city loans and converted the units to provide supportive housing for the homeless and families, according to a city news release.

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The program will focus on helping the chronically homeless and the disabled, according to Partnership Homes President Mike Cooke.

As a winter shelter, the site will complement the Interactive Resource Center and Greensboro Urban Ministry’s programs, which are working together on lodging or sheltering and case management for winter weather participants, the city said.

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