Richmond’s ten-bed homeless shelter, the only shelter in the city, is being forced to move after the owner of the property decided to sell the home.
Major Kathie Chiu with the Salvation Army says they had been planning to change locations next year, so now they have to accelerate the process.
“Everything has already been talked about and in the works, so we are just moving it up. We are also very confident that when the landlord sells the property that he will be able to negotiate a longer stay for us so that we don’t have to leave right away and we can take our time to find the right facility for us.”
“We have no fear that there will be any interruption in our service whatsoever. We will accommodate the clients as long as we exist in Richmond, which we will for a very long time.”
Chiu says their priority is to have uninterrupted service no matter what, even if that means moving to a temporary location.