Navigation Center in Minneapolis gets ready to close

May 30, 2019 11:14 PM

A Minneapolis shelter is getting ready to close its doors Monday.

The Navigation Center on Cedar Avenue in south Minneapolis opened in December to house those who had been living at a homeless encampment on Hiawatha Avenue.

RELATED: Minneapolis homeless shelter to remain open through May

It was supposed to close Friday, but the extension is meant to give community organizations more time to help people find housing.

At one point 170 people were staying there. Now though a total of 36 remain.

Nonprofit Avivo is helping people find housing.

Emily Bastian of Avivo said each person remaining at the center has been connected with a case manager. And the hope is that a few more people will be placed this weekend.

KSTP's Callan Gray has more in the video box above.

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