Westchester to close homeless shelter

Westchester is hoping to save money by closing a county-run homeless shelter this fall.

WestHELP in Greenburgh provides transitional apartment-style housing for up to 108 homeless families with pre-school-aged children since 1991.

County officials say that closing the WestHELP will save taxpayers about a million dollars a year. They say a transition plan is in place that will allow homeless people access to the same services in other shelters, such as the Coachman Family Center in White Plains.

WestHELP opened in the 1991 and was only supposed to provide services for 10 years.

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