Anoka Delays Decision on Young Adults Shelter
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) - A proposed homeless shelter for young adults is meeting resistance from Anoka city officials.
Reports say the Anoka City Council recently imposed a moratorium on new shelters.
Karrie Schaaf is a board member of Hope4Youth, the nonprofit spearheading the shelter project. After opening a drop-in center for homeless youth in March, she says Hope4Youth wants to add up to 10 beds for 18- to 23-year-olds.
Anoka Mayor Phil Rice says the city is doing more than most of its neighbors, with a 60-bed adult shelter already.
He says adding more beds could burden his community of 17,000.
But Schaaf says there is a gap in services for young adults.
Rice says Anoka will spend the three months studying its services and those in the area.