The City of Tulsa opens a new homeless shelter on Tuesday, as some shelters aren't able to take in as many as people due to COVID-19.
The city says the new shelter will be able to hold 50 people each night and 150 people during the day.
The shelter, which used to be Tulsa County's juvenile detention center, was paid for with $1.5 million in CARES Act money. The building had been abandoned since the new juvenile justice center in Downtown Tulsa opened nearly a year ago. More than a dozen volunteers have been cleaning and painting the shelter over the past week. This comes as COVID-19 is forcing some shelters to limit capacity, leaving many out on the streets.
The city says it will run the shelter through January 1st 2021.