Even though it was due to open last year, it is welcome news to hear that James House, a new block of temporary accommodation for homeless people in the city, is now open.
Families and couples will benefit from 57 new self-contained flats, located on James Street, opposite the new Lidl.
The apartments are allocated to people who the council have not been able to prevent becoming homeless. They will then move on to more long-term accommodation, for example social housing or private rental accommodation.
The flats are one, two and three bedroomed apartments and there are also on-site support services and training to help residents move onto to more settled accommodation.
City of York Council is continuing to run services for people who are concerned about becoming homeless and need advice on their options.
Call 01904 554500 or visit them online