Tustin to Open 50-Bed Homeless Shelter

posted by Arianna Marie - 

A homeless shelter is expected to be up and running in Tustin within 120 days according to a new agreement being worked out.

The settlement was announced Wednesday during a hearing before U.S. District Judge David O. Carter where the fate of the 700 or so people who were removed from the Santa Ana River Encampments was also discussed. 

The new shelter will house 50 people and would operate under similar guidelines as Bridges at Kraemer Place in Anaheim. 

Nine undisclosed sites are already being evaluated to see where the best place for the shelter should be. 

Tustin City Manager Jeff Parker said at the hearing, the site list should be whittled down to one or two locations within 60 days. 

Clients at the shelter would have to be referred, they will not accept walk-ins. 

The new shelter will soon have a location picked out and is expected to open with 50 beds in 45 days and be "fully operational within 60 to 90 days."

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