The following map below provides a list of locations investigated for a temporary winter homeless shelter by the city’s Emergency Operations Center. The list was up-to-date as of approximately 6 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2020.
According to the EOC, a large “exhibition hall-style tent” at a to-be-determined location was also considered, but the operation cost was considered to be too high and would require significant security.
The EOC also reached out to other non-profits and faith-based organizations to ask for space, volunteers or both for a temporary shelter. Only one responded with an offer of volunteers, but this organization was not identified. Other organizations replied to indicated they would not provide space.
|Non-profits and Faith Based Organizations||Cold called and emailed numerous organizations and presented the following options to these organizations:|
One organization offered the potential use of volunteers only, no responses from most organizations, refusal to donate space from those that did respond.
|Cashin Center||Currently set up for emergency Warming Center.|
|Central High School||Currently on the City’s Shelter Plan for Long Term Sheltering – viable option.|
|All other schools listed in the City Shelter Plan||Viable options depending on current use and location.|
|SNHU Athletic Complex||2500 River Rd.||Currently in use for the Alternate Care Site (field hospital COVID related).|
|Salvation Army||Cedar St.||Organization declined to participate.|
|SNHU Arena||No formal request submitted, advised by staff that corporate HQ had declined similar requests in other jurisdictions.|
|NH Art Institute Dormitories||1000 Elm St.||Property owner declined.|
|Former Shaw’s||375 S. Willow St.||Property owner declined.|
|American Legion Post 79||W. Brook St.||Under consideration.|
|Former Manchester Police Department||Not suitable for number of individuals seeking shelter, requires significant renovations, cost is too high.|
|JFK Arena||Under consideration.|
|Large exhibition hall style tent at undetermined location in the City||Operation cost is too high, requires significant security.|
|National Guard Armory||Canal Street||National Guard declined – currently in use.|
|Sununu Youth Services Center||River Road||State declined – currently in use.|
|Former Sky Zone||500 Valley St.||More suitable locations identified, therefore site was not evaluated.|
|Former Sherwin-Williams||555 Valley St.||Deemed too small for number of individuals seeking shelter.|
|Former Zaboo||24 Depot St.||More suitable locations identified, therefore site was not evaluated.|
|Former Purely Wood||293 Elm St.||More suitable locations identified, therefore site was not evaluated.|
|Former Cabonnay||55 Bridge St.||More suitable locations identified, therefore site was not evaluated.|