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More homeless individuals housed by Danbury social services

8 more homeless individuals have been housed in Danbury over the course of the past month.  Acting City Health Director Kara Prunty told members of the City Council on Thursday that 54 individuals have been housed since the start of the pandemic.  There are currently 38 individuals staying at the Super 8 Motel, which is being run as an alternative shelter due to the pandemic.  Negotiations continue on plans for a Stamford-based non-profit to buy the motel and operate it as a permanent shelter.  Danbury expanded capacity to 45 rooms, and in some cases, two people stay in a room. The motel may also be used as a warming center during extreme cold weather days.

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Todd Schnitt

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