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State approves South Bend site for winter amnesty

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Today the Indiana Departmentof Homeland Security approved the plan to turn the vacant "Cutting Tools"building on Tutt Street into an emergency overnight shelter for those whorefuse to use other homeless services that often have rules and restrictions.

The project is being run by the non-profit hopeministries and partly funded by the City of South Bend.

"It'sfor safety purposes you want make sure projects and buildings are safe forpeople that are going to use it,” said James Mueller, Director of CommunityEngagement for the City of South Bend. “This, as has been reported there hasbeen a little bit of a delay on the submission."

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