(BEDFORD) – The Board of Works approved a lease agreement between the City of Bedford and St. Vincent de Paul for the use of the former Salvation Army Building located at 1629 K street for a warming shelter for men.
The lease is a month to month contract for use of the building, which the center will be opening up on November 1st at 5:00 p.m.
The three-year lease agreement from the state will also expire this year. The building itself is not ADA compliant and there are other maintenance issues to which the group is actively seeking a more permanent location. In addition, the group would like to be able to operate all year long.
Currently, the Men’s Warming Shelter is open from November through April to provide men a place to stay during the colder weather months.
The board of works also approved an Inter-agency agreement between the City of Bedford and Stonegate Arts & Education Center. This is to provide and increase access to higher education and Workforce Development training.
In September, the Board of Directors submitted a five year plan to the City of Bedford in generating revenue and by less dependent on the city’s contribution to the operation of the facility.