Hope Place Shelter For Homeless Families & Teens On VCC Agenda

By on June 15, 2016 in WNDB News

Hurst Hope place

Daytona Beach, FL-It has been a long road, but the final steps for getting Halifax Urban Ministries’ Hope Place project underway are on the agenda for Volusia County Council when it meets Thursday in DeLand. Hope Place will serve homeless teens and families.

Items on the agenda include rezoning for the old Hurst Elementary School building, transferring the title to HUM and the grant award for the project. HUM Executive Director Mark Geallis sounds excited and says he thinks neighborhood concerns have been addressed through a series of deed restrictions for the property located at 1340 Wright Street in Daytona Beach. Geallis says repurposing an old school building could be used as a “national model” for similar projects in other places.

The timeline for getting the construction project done, which is six to ten months according to Geallis, still has him hopeful to open the doors to Hope Place sometime mid-summer 2017. Volusia County Council meets at 9am Thursday.


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