A Bennington group that works with the homeless has received preliminary approval for a new shelter in the southern Vermont town.
The Bennington Coalition for the Homeless received the preliminary approval from the Development Review Board for a North Street shelter. Zoning Administrator Daniel Monks says it's likely the shelter will be approved
The coalition expects the building will accommodate 12 to 15 people.
Coalition Executive Director Kendy Skidmore told the Bennington Banner the location would serve as an emergency shelter that people could use without prior planning. The group operates other facilities in the area, but those require prior approval.
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