City leaders in Eau Claire are looking to spend some of the last of their coronavirus money on a new homeless shelter.
The city council this week will consider the plan to use 500 thousand-dollars to buy a daytime shelter not far from Eau Claire’s downtown. The Community Haven House currently rents the building. The city’s plan would be to buy the house, then find a community partner to run the shelter and manage things. The half-million dollars up for consideration is some of the last of Eau Claire’s 13-and-a-half million-dollars in coronavirus stimulus money, and part of a million-dollar spending package up before the city council.