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ICYMI: New Orleans’ low-barrier shelter gets an operator

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Negotiations are underway to operate a low-barrier homeless shelter in the former Veterans Affairs hospital.
(David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune)

By Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

City officials last month selected the Start Corp., a Houma nonprofit organization, to run the 100-bed facility. Negotiations on the $1.5 million, five-year contract are ongoing and expected to wrap up by the end of the month. The construction will begin on a design meant to bring aid to New Orleans’ most chronically homeless population.

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