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Yakima's Winter Homeless Shelters in Jeopardy

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YAKIMA, WA. -- Imagine not having a home to go to on these cold fall days or even worse, in the  coming Winter months.

In Yakima, some winter homeless shelters may be in jeopardy. For the past seven years, the city has allowed churches to break fire code during the winter to house more homeless people. But now, the city's worried about liability issues and is re-considering.

"It gives us an opportunity to work through the cold winter months," Joe Willis, Director of Rod's House said. "And (help) find solutions for them, for permanent housing or they go back to school, find a job, so they can be self sufficient."

City officials and members of the homeless network plan to meet tomorrow to discuss a possible agreement before Winter sets in. A study session on this is also planned for November 12th.

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