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Talbot Interfaith Shelter Open For Business Following Judge's Decision

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EASTON, Md- A temporary house becomes a home. It has been nearly one year since the Talbot Interfaith Shelter first started talking about securing a permanent home on Goldsboro street in Easton. It has been a tumultuous year, but a judge has ruled that yes, the shelter can use that space.

Last July, the shelter was given permission to operate at Easton's Promise bed and breakfast. It is the first full time shelter in Talbot County. In the past, it only operated during cold months in the local churches.

Neighbors were not keen of a year-round shelter, and petitioned to have it shut down. Now, a judge has dismissed that petition, making the shelter fully operational.

You wouldn't be able to tell just from looking at it, but it is indeed a homeless shelter. One that Julie Lowe has been fighting for since last year.

"We pretty much felt like it would go the right way, and it did, and we're happy about that," said Lowe.

She's happy because a judge decided, despite neighbor concerns, that the Talbot Interfaith Shelter has every right to operate at Easton's Promise.

Before being used as a homeless shelter, Easton's Promise was a bed and breakfast. But the transition to a homeless shelter hasn't exactly been an easy one. Neighbors tried to have the shelter shut down twice, citing safety concerns, as well as the potential loss of property value.

Drew Koslow was one of those concerned neighbors.

"My wife and I have a young child, and we certainly have our concerns about what the implications were for having a homeless shelter in our neighborhood," Koslow told WBOC.

But after seeing the shelter in operation, he has changed his mind.

"I think they've been good neighbors.  We've definitely seen people being helped by them and it makes us feel good," he said.

"It's a family, it's really nice. It's excellent to be able to offer people a house, a home.A welcoming environment to help get their life back together," said Lowe.

Getting life back together in a permanent year round shelter in Talbot County.

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