LACONIA — The City of Laconia will have a low-barrier cold weather shelter to offer safety to those who are experiencing homelessness. The initiative is a result of public concern about the growing homelessness issue, and the work of Laconia’s Homelessness Task Force led by Mayor Andrew Hosmer, and recent community-wide discussions led by Laconia Police Detective Eric Adams and Navigating Recovery’s Daisy Pierce.

The shelter will be open during significant or extreme weather conditions and will have capacity to house up to 30 people between the hours of 7 p.m. to 8 a.m., from Dec. 1, through April 1, 2023.

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