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Second Chance: A big deal for Albany homeless

Written December 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The regional recovery-assistance nonprofit known as C.H.A.N.C.E. has moved into its new Albany headquarters and has told its Facebook followers of “other big news” coming soon. And here it is.


Council nixes ban on feeding wildlife

Written March 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Turkeys or no turkeys, a proposed ordinance making it illegal to feed wildlife in the city of Albany is not going to become law. But a ban on parking without a permit on sections of five streets near the Signs of Victory homeless shelter probably will, at least for a while.


City officials concerned about Signs of Victory

Written February 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Concerned about conditions at the Signs of Victory homeless shelter, Albany officials are working on a plan to deal with the situation, the city council learned Wednesday.


Mission’s season: Let the tree sales begin

Written November 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

It’s not even close to Thanksgiving, but time waits for no one who counts on Christmas tree sales to help support his mission to help the homeless out of the cold and on their feet.


New shelter space taking shape

Written May 16th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Construction is still very much in progress, but George Matland is confident that the new Signs of Victory mission in Albany will be finished in time for homeless people to find shelter there by the end of June.


CARA loan raises shelter’s costs

Written March 10th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Signs of Victory mission has received final approval of a five-year, $100,000 loan at 2.9 annual percent interest to help build a new Albany homeless shelter, but because of a state rule on wages the city contract is also driving up the project’s cost.

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CARA board backs shelter move

Written March 16th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The Signs of Victory  “Freedom Road House” homeless shelter would leave central Albany and move across the tracks, literally, under a plan endorsed Wednesday by the advisory board of CARA, the Central Albany Revitalization Area. But before it happens, a few details remain to be nailed down.


 
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