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New homeless shelter opens in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa City now has a renovated and updated shelter for the homeless.

Shelter House is now a new location, which features more than double the number of beds (around 70) as their old facility. Officials say 14 of those beds will be reserved for veterans.

Shelter House director Crissy Canganelli says the revamped center will be able to better handle the needs in the community.

In the past, shelter staff have had to turn away people, who end up going to local churches for overflow each November.

The new center will start accepting new clients on Monday.

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