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As Kansas City Prepares To Close Warming Shelter, Homeless Community Wonders What's Next

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Carlos Moreno
When the temporary downtown Scott Eike Warming Center at Bartle Hall closes March 13, hundreds of Kansas City homeless will be left with no escape from cold nighttime temperatures.

Why finding a better response to the plight of Kansas City's homeless is so difficult.

The temporary warming center at Bartle Hall has been providing overnight shelter to Kansas City's homeless population during the recent arctic blast. Now that it is closing, the city is still no closer to a long-term solution for sheltering its homeless.

  • Mindy Boyd, donations clerk at Bartle Hall
  • Eric Berger, executive director of Shelter KC
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.