Homeless Shelter at Northport VA Expected to Reopen in May

A homeless shelter is expected to reopen this spring on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Northport. 

US Reps. Tom Suozzi, D-Huntington and Lee Zeldin, R-Patchogue, said United Veterans Beacon House has been awarded a 5-year contract to operate the shelter.  

 The  Building 11 shelter failed to pass a safety inspection after extensive renovations. With the completion of  repairs, the shelter is expected to reopen in May.

It was closed in January 2018.

According to the Northport VA, Building 11 was first closed because of stress on its heating system caused by a prolonged period of below average temperatures.
While repairing the heating system, it was determined additional repairs were needed, including electrical and asbestos abatement.
The shelter will house veterans.


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