Manchester Mayor Requesting Money to Operate Shelter

Manchester Mayor Requesting Money to Operate Shelter
June 24, 2024

Manchester Mayor Jay Ruais is making a request to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

He is asking for more than $400,000 to help operate the city’s homeless shelter this winter.

Ruais wants to transition the Beech Street Shelter and Engagement Center from a city-led operation to a community-based one.

The shelter opened its doors last February and offers not only 24/7 services but also beds, showers and bathrooms.

So far, the county hasn’t responded to Ruais’ request.

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