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New shelter for vets, older men opens in SW Portland

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The new Peace II shelter will offer beds for around 100, with priority given to men over 55, veterans and the disabled. (KPTV) The new Peace II shelter will offer beds for around 100, with priority given to men over 55, veterans and the disabled. (KPTV)
Mayor Hales joined other city leaders in opening the new Peace II shelter Wednesday. (KPTV) Mayor Hales joined other city leaders in opening the new Peace II shelter Wednesday. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

With the help of non-profits and local businesses, a new temporary men's winter shelter was opened in southwest Portland Wednesday.

Peace II will be run by the non-profit group Transition Projects and will house about 100 men each night.

Advocates say developer Tom Cody offered the space of his newly purchased property.

Mayor Charlie Hales was at the opening and stressed the importance of shelters this time of year.

"It's cold outside, nights are long here in Portland this time of year,” he said. “It's cold and people need shelter, and that's why we’re here."

Builders said renovations are still needed throughout the complex and could take up to six months.

Officials at the shelter say priority for beds will go to men over 55, veterans and those with disabilities.

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