LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette Transitional Housing Center is inviting the community to its groundbreaking celebration. The organization is helping combat homelessness with a new building.
LTHC is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 24-hour facility. The Union Place Apartments and engagement center is expected to open in the fall of 2019.
"When people who are either not eligible for shelter, are not comfortable going into a shelter, that they need another opportunity and this location will actually provide that space for them," said LTHC Homeless Services Executive Director Jennifer Layton.
It will provide housing and services to people who are facing homelessness. The $12 million building will be three stories and have 40 units.
"So with 40 more units of housing just here at the facility, coupled with all of the services and everything we're going to have going on on the first floor, we're just going to be a better job at ending homelessness and not just managing it any longer," Layton said.
The celebration will start at 10 a.m. at the corner or 13th and Salem Streets in Lafayette. This site is across the street from the Salvation Army.