Wednesday, August 10, 2016

St. George Supportive housing project takes another step

The city council voted unanimously to approve a general plan amendment to accommodate a $6.5 million transitional housing project, a three-story, 55-unit building that would go up along the edge of the Virgin River, south of Riverside Drive and east of Mall Drive, near the location of a new project.

Since the SwitchPoint Community Resource Center helps the homeless and those in poverty to become more independent. But many of those coming out of SwitchPoint, where they are given shelter and helped with support services like job training and mental health counseling, struggle to find a place they can afford to stay elsewhere, even if they’re working full-time.

The RiverWalk Village would enable residents to keep in touch with their supporters, and there are enough people in need to fill the complex from day one. The hope is to see the project built and open by 2018. The Spectrum