Winter housing for homeless people in La Crosse will run out at a north-side motel at the end of April. After that, for the next six months, Houska Park will again be open to the homeless as a “safe space.”
City and county officials have been working with the Coulee Collaborative to End Homelessness to provide support at Houska through the last week of October. More information about the summer camping at Houska Park will be discussed at a City Hall event on Wednesday.
A release from the mayor’s office says Houska Park will be available to unsheltered people until October 30th.
The city’s winter contract to house local homeless at the Econo Lodge in La Crosse runs out in less than two weeks.
As part of the Houska Park plan, dog park facilities are being moved to Wittenberg Park and Hass Park for the coming months.