The city has begun building Pallet shelter village, which will provide emergency shelter for about 50 veterans, domestic violence survivors and others who are experiencing homelessness.
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Brett Hartford is the new executive director of Lawrence’s DARE (Drop-In and Rest) Center, its board of directors announced Wednesday.
New Boston Crossing, a planned development southeast of the K-10 interchange at Iowa Street, took the next steps toward coming to fruition with votes from the planning commission on Wednesday.
Affordable Housing Advisory Board members on Monday voted to recommend that the city assist four housing projects and three programs with funding, but not an eastern Lawrence project that aims to house primarily families with children.
With the number of people living outside estimated at more than 3 times what it was last year, the Lawrence Community Shelter board has agreed to vastly expand the shelter’s capacity for the winter, and the city is looking to close the North Lawrence campsite.
The newly established Lawrence Community Shelter board of directors during a special meeting Wednesday night voted to open a national search for a permanent executive director.
The new Lawrence Community Shelter board of directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss expanding services and meals for winter emergency sheltering.
The Lawrence Community Shelter’s day-to-day budget could be in the red by the end of the year, even before added expenses to support winter shelter, the new board of directors learned Thursday.
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission members voted 7-2 Wednesday to deny a developer’s rezoning request that would have brought a 360-unit apartment complex one step closer to construction on the far eastern edge of town.
Planning commissioners on Wednesday will consider a developer’s rezoning request for an apartment complex that many Brook Creek residents fear would permanently change the character of their neighborhood.
Within two days of announcing a new online form to report people living outside to Lawrence’s homeless programs team, the city had received more than four dozen responses regarding approximately 20 camps.
One Lawrence city commissioner on Tuesday voiced concerns about a person the mayor appointed to serve on the new Lawrence Community Shelter Board of Directors, and another spoke critically of the process that led to three appointees.
Staff members of the Lawrence Community Shelter are unionizing with CWA Local 6400 and have asked management to voluntarily recognize the union.
Lawrence city commissioners approved a tweak that will open up more single residential lots to possibly be developed with two small affordable homes.
A proposed change would loosen restrictions on developing two small, affordable homes on certain types of single lots, potentially affecting more than 1,000 lots in Lawrence.
After hours of discussion Wednesday evening, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted to recommend denial of plans for duplexes in a strip of green space in northwestern Lawrence.
Mental health advocates are once again brainstorming ways to approach the Kansas Legislature about the state’s growing homelessness problem.
Lawrence has a long way to go from a housing standpoint, candidates vying for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission agreed during a forum Wednesday.
Mayor Lisa Larsen on Tuesday called for the city to push back against people camping around town. City staff members and her fellow commissioners said they agree that the situation needs to change, but there was not a feasible way to end camping right now.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday approved a policy for county staff to pay people who have lived experience for their time and work on boards.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday will consider a new policy that would allow the county to pay people who have lived experience for their input on community issues and initiatives.