Jackson breaks grounds on men's shelter
The city of Jackson has broken ground on its first men’s homeless shelter in 25 years. The decision to build the shelter came after a survey found the majority of the city’s homeless population were men as the only shelter in the community only houses women and children. By providing transitional housing such as shelter that can provide wrap-around services, the population has a better chance of transitioning out of homelessness, and Jackson becomes eligible for more grant and funding opportunities aimed at helping the population. Construction is expected to begin by summer of this year with the shelter’s targeted opening date in January 2024.