Homeless camp in Longueuil: the shelter will be relocated in August

Homeless camp in Longueuil: the shelter will be relocated in August
Homeless camp in Longueuil: the shelter will be relocated in August

The help resource for people experiencing homelessness, La Halte du Coin, will be temporarily relocated to a municipal building, “away from schools”, from the beginning of August.

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This was confirmed by the mayor of Longueuil, Catherine Fournier, on Monday.

In a press release, the latter says it has “worked actively” in recent months to identify “the best scenario” for relocating the Halte du Coin which has been established since spring 2020 at the Notre-Dame-de-Église. Grace.

“Even if the issue of homelessness falls to the governments of Quebec and Canada, we consider that the City can play an important role and we fully take our responsibilities in this matter. Thus, today we confirm the relocation of this emergency shelter to a municipally owned building, the Jeanne-Dufresnoy Center […]about a kilometer from the current location,” said Ms. Fournier.

This municipal building will be able to accommodate 35 emergency accommodation places. It is located on a predominantly commercial street and “at a distance from educational establishments”, it was specified.

Remember that a major construction site is due to get underway at La Halte du Coin to transform the premises into a community housing complex dedicated to populations at risk of homelessness or those exiting the trajectory of homelessness.

Due to this work, around twenty tents sheltering homeless people have been set up near La Halte du Coin, but also a stone’s throw from a primary school and a library, causing concern from residents. of the sector.

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