New village in Bend aims to provide shelter, aid to homeless people

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St. Vincent de Paul in Bend is transforming an empty lot behind its food bank on Third Street into a 10-unit village for homeless people in need of a temporary shelter. Each unit will be about 100 square feet with a window, bed, small table and chair, but the structures will offer homeless people a stable location, said Gary Hewitt, Bend’s St. Vincent de Paul manager.

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