The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allotted $1.6 million to the city of Killeen. $500,000 of this may be used to build a homeless shelter. The city currently does not have a general-use homeless shelter.
The non-profit Families in Crisis Inc. hopes to open an overnight shelter with room for 70 individuals. $500,000 would cover about half of the expected startup costs. Renovations are expected to be completed next spring.
Two public hearings about the proposed allocations for the funds are scheduled, and the council is expected to vote following the second hearing.
Nine agencies will receive funds under the plan developed by the Community Development Advisory Committee.