Smithfield United Church of Christ leaders break silence after county closes homeless shelter
Second Avenue Commons, a more modern shelter, was scheduled to open at the start of the winter shelter season on Nov. 15, 2022. However, the shelter did not open until November 22 due to permitting issues and materials shortages caused by the pandemic, according to Bertolet. It was not operating at full capacity on the day scheduled for opening.
PGH officials dedicate new low-barrier homeless shelter with wraparound services
The shelter, set to open in mid-October, will have 95 year-round beds, with a possibility of 42 more in the winter.