The deadline for phasing out the 24-hour warming station at the Cranston Street Armory in Providence, Rhode Island has been pushed back. The station was established late last year to provide temporary shelter to the homeless during winter, and though the state’s contract with the armory is set to expire on 15 April, officials have said that it will not become a permanent homeless shelter. Responding to concerns from residents about increased drug use and litter in nearby Dexter Park, the state has recently funded other emergency shelters in Pawtucket and Newport and identified potential locations for further such facilities. The state is expected to be out of the Cranston Street Armory by the end of next month.

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