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New apartments give homeless a place to call home

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - It's a place for a family to call their home.

Local leaders, agencies and businessmen have partnered together in an effort to keep families off the streets.

Its part of the Welcome Home Project.

Six new apartment units in Sioux City are finished and open to families in need.

The apartments provide safe, transitional housing, clothing if needed and an adequate food supply for the families while they get back on their feet.

Welcome Home Project leaders say this is just the first step toward keeping folks off the streets.

"We've got the train on the track and now we're just going to have to push it along and do the next one and do the next one and do the next one," Marvin Berenstein, local businessman said.

Officials at the Siouxland Community Action Agency will work one-on-one with families until they achieve self-sufficiency.

Online Reporter Katie Gannon

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