Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Did you know Newport News approved a daytime services center for the homeless? Here’s the skinny

Aerial view of the Marine Reserve Center and surrounding areas (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)

NEWPORT NEWS — The City Council on Tuesday approved a permit to use the Marine Reserve Center as a homeless day services center.

Homeless persons can use the building for health and educational services, including access to showers, laundry and mail, according to a news release from the city.

The city is spending $425,505.70 from Operating Budgets Funds to renovate the building, which includes assessing the facility’s condition, replacing the HVAC system, painting and cleaning, an email from Kim Lee, the city’s spokeswoman, indicated.

The building is undergoing renovations, which means that number is subject to change.

“We do not know the final cost of renovating the building because it is not done,” she wrote in an email.

The homeless day services center, 7401 Warwick Blvd. is expected to open in December.

Read more about the homeless day services center here.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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