desire for homeless shelter

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 16:26 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

One official would like to see the old county home turned into a homeless shelter.

Lisa Pierzakowski is the trustee for Center Township.

Right now....she says homeless people who come to her office during the day to warm up

are taken to a homeless shelter in Michigan City for the night.......

Pierzakowski says there is no shelter in LaPorte.

And...there's enough homeless people to make good use of the former county home

that's now just sitting empty....

According to county officials.....converting the structure into some other use would

require about a ten million dollar renovation.

And that's the major reason the building is still empty.