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The operators of Dorothy Day Hospitality House have asked for more time before filing a petition to review a court ruling that found the City of Danbury was correct in issuing a cease and desist order for their homeless shelter on Spring Street. 

Dorothy Day asked for the 20-day extension so they can meet with the mayor to discuss options in the near future.  Attorneys say the result may remove the need for a petition. The City agreed to the requested extension.  The discussions are needed because of pandemic-related changes to how congregate settings operate. 

The nonprofit Pacific House is also negotiating with the Super 8 Motel to buy the property and officially turn it into a homeless shelter with wrap around services.  The Lake Avenue location has been housing the homeless population since the pandemic began.

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