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File #: 65527    Version: 1 Name: Establishing Purpose Built Fulltime Men's Shelter Search Criteria
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 5/12/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Establishing Purpose Built Fulltime Men's Shelter Search Criteria
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Sheri Carter, Gary Halverson
Attachments: 1. 6-15-21 Written Public Comment 65527.pdf, 2. 7-6-21 Written Public Comment 65527.pdf, 3. 8-30-21 CCHIC Registered Speakers Public Comment-65527.pdf

Fiscal Note

No additional City appropriation required.


Establishing Purpose Built Fulltime Men's Shelter Search Criteria


WHEREAS, the City of Madison has established the following criteria for evaluating options in its search for a site for a shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness:

                     The site should be within a few blocks of seven-days-a-week bus service, with a preference for close proximity to BRT routes;

                     The site should be zoned for commercial or mixed use, and not adjacent to single-family homes;

                     The site should be greater than .5 mile from any schools or daycares;

                     The site should not be located in a Census tract identified as a location of concentrated poverty;

                     The site should include either an existing building or a lot large enough for new construction;

                     The site should include space for future expansion;

                     The site location should be within a walking distance of within 3.5 miles from the Beacon on East Washington; and

                     The site should be an active real estate listing that is vacant or soon-to-be-vacant.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Madison Common Council request City staff to provide a list of eligible sites and estimated cost based on this criteria and present it to the Common Council Executive Committee by June 15th and then provide regular monthly updates on the search for a shelter.