Daytona Beach city commissioners to vote on new homeless shelter

Vote to be held on temporary, permanent facilities


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach city commissioners are set to vote on plans for both a temporary and permanent homeless shelter to help hundreds in the city. 

Commissioners are expected to decide on whether to use the vacant Armed Forces Reserve Center off Beach Street as a temporary shelter. 


They are also expected to vote on a plan to open a permanent shelter that would open in 2017. 


The homeless problem in Daytona Beach gained attention earlier this year when dozens of homeless people were forced to move from outside the Volusia County Administration Building. 


Those people were moved to a temporary shelter run by the Salvation Army, but that facility is closing. 


The vote is set for Wednesday evening. 



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