Johnson County 'Homeless Service Center' Coming Soon

Growing population and growing need inspires development of this facility that also, sadly, signals that the worsening American divide betwixt rich & poor is also hitting suburbia . . . Hard . . . Check-it:

Under the proposal, the county would use up to $6.5 million to acquire properties at 9461 and 9471 Lenexa Drive and convert the space to a homeless services center offering 50 private rooms and support services.

Funding for the effort would come from one-time federal funds made possible through Coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds.

“A single facility to serve as a homeless services center for people experiencing homelessness provides a critical missing element in the county’s housing ecosystem,” an agenda briefing reads, continuing, “it provides a stable foundation for the community’s service providers to provide services such as case management, mental health care and job training.”

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Johnson County to consider homeless services center at 95th Street, I-35

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners is set to review Thursday plans for a homeless services center at the location of the old La Quinta hotel at 95th Street and Interstate 35.