A city panel has strongly backed a local organization’s bid to seek state funding for a family homeless shelter in Rutland.
The Board of Aldermen’s Community and Economic Development Committee at a recent meeting unanimously approved a request from the Homeless Prevention Center in Rutland to allow Mayor David Allaire to sign a letter of support backing the proposal.
The Rev. John M. Longworth of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rutland told the committee that more children in the area are homeless.
“We certainly encounter enough children’s bedding, small backpacks, toys, and other items at outdoor campsites to let us know, on this very night there are probably children camping out outside,” Longworth said.