Location of New Brunswick Co. Homeless Shelter Raises Concern

JANUARY 13, 2006 -- A Brunswick County homeless shelter remains empty, until a court decision is handed down. A lawsuit was filed challenging the location of the shelter.

With no specific zoning for emergency family housing, county leaders issued a special use permit for the site. Neighbors brought a lawsuit questioning that decision.

The home is on Midway Road in Bolivia. A Superior Court decision on the property is due sometime in March. The Brunswick Family Assistance Agency says more than 80 % of the homeless in the county are families. Many of the families are searching for a place to stay, just until they get back on their feet.

Reported by Joe Keiley