City Nixes Winter Family Shelter Plan

The city of Burlington has rejected a plan by the owners of a hostel to use their Main Street facility as a shelter for homeless families during the winter.

Spectrum Opens New Shelter For Homeless Youths

Spectrum Youth and Family Services is opening a new eight-unit residence in Burlington this week near its Pearl Street drop-in center and shelter. The agency has seen an increase in the young-adult homeless population since the economic downturn in 2008.