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Ontario homeless project firms up – but lawsuit looms

Work is moving ahead on a temporary housing site for the city’s homeless population on Northeast Third Avenue in Ontario, even as officials grapple with a lawsuit filed by Nichols Accounting to halt the move. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – A plan to create a temporary housing shelter for the homeless in northeast Ontario will be designed to make women, children, the disabled and seniors a priority, and all will be subject to a rigorous vetting procedure before they move onto the site.

That was the message delivered Thursday night during an informational meeting at Ontario City Hall. 

Representatives from the city, Community in Action – a local nonprofit – and Origins Faith Community Church discussed their plan to install 20 shed-like homes between Northeast Fourth Avenue and Northeast Third Avenue. The session was a packed . . .