City to Build Permanent Homeless Shelter
The World Trade Center building downtown will be converted
The San Diego City Council has approved a financing package to turn the downtown World Trade Center building into a permanent homeless shelter.
About half the $32 million cost for converting the building will come from the city's Redevelopment Agency.
The city hopes to raise the rest by applying for federal tax credits.
The 225-bed shelter will include space for a medical clinic and social service providers.
Published at 8:00 AM PST on Mar 2, 2011