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Danbury officials still working on plan to deliver homeless services

When Pacific House bought the former Super 8 motel in Danbury, the nonprofit took over services for the homeless from the City.  The Danbury Zoning Commission last month rejected an application that would have allowed the motel to officially be a shelter and transitional housing.  Without that approval, the City, state and Pacific House must begin talks about how to move forward.  The shelter will remain in operation on Lake Avenue Extension through at least February because of the governor's executive orders allowing more room in congregate settings during the pandemic.  Typically the Danbury Health Department would have included an update in its monthly report to the City Council on the homeless population and operations at the shelter, but there was no update this month.  Health Director Kara Prunty says they will make sure everyone is safe and protected as the entities figure out a long term plan.