Charlotte Winter Shelter Closes

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Charlotte's temporary winter shelter program closed this week, putting more than 60 families back on the streets. The number of homeless families using the Room in the Inn program rose by 20 percent this winter, officials said.

Deronda Metz, director of the Center of Hope, says the closing of Room in the Inn always means more people sleeping in cars outside the shelter.

It's not safe, she says, but she has no solution to it.

She does have an idea, however, that might make their lives easier until housing can be found...

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