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CEDC Director: City Still Interested in Relocating Rescue Mission if Possible

June 24th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Although the executive director of the Union Rescue Mission said this week that talks with the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation about finding a new location for the local homeless shelter had broken off- city officials aren’t yet ready to move on from the project. Discussions about moving from the current Queen City Pavement location in order to expand services began in 2019- however Mission director David Ziler told WCBC News that no adequate alternatives had been presented and the two sides hadn’t had any substantive talks in more than a year. CEDC executive director Matt Miller acknowledged that finding a site has proven challenging to date- but the city remains interested in working on securing a new location for the shelter…