The capital and most populous city in Iowa is telling its homeless that they are not wanted anymore.
Last month, St. Louis postponed a decision on whether to shut down the New Life Evangelistic Center for the homeless following months of testimony from nearby residents who complained of loud noise, fights and public urination.
50 chronically homeless veterans are getting apartments as part of St. Louis’ Operation Reveille.
It could be next month before the St. Louis Board of Public Service makes a decision on revoking New Life Evangelistic Center’s hotel license. A determination hearing, scheduled for today, has been postponed by the board to review all the legal documents.
This week, the St. Louis Board of Public Service could render its decision on whether to revoke the homeless center’s hotel permit.
On July 22, the city’s Board of Public Service is expected to deliberate and vote on the New Life Evangelistic Center’s permit.
Lucas Park has just undergone a major sprucing up.
St. Louis saw a decline of seven percent from the previous year.
Rev. Larry Rice says he thinks the city is embarrassed by the high number of homeless living on the streets of St. Louis.
After a local park is renovated with new pathways, playground equipment and a small dog park, a fence still stands between it and the homeless.