An appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision allowing the City Gospel Mission to relocate its facility to Queensgate.

The homeless shelter is planning to move from Over The Rhine to property located on Dalton Avenue.

Several neighboring Queensgate businesses and property owners, who oppose the relocation, filed a lawsuit in 2011 challenging a City Council action that allowed the plan to move forward.

One of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population is families with children, nationally and here in Greater Cincinnati. During the recent recession many parents have become homeless suddenly and unexpectedly, and now struggle to take care of their children while trying to get back on their feet.

Our guests on Impact Cincinnati this week are Executive Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, Georgine Getty, and Family Promise of Northern Kentucky Executive Director, Lisa Desmarais.

Update:  The $7 million Cincinnati is borrowing to relocate homeless shelters will only be used for two projects and not three as earlier reported.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach said City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. mis-spoke Wednesday when he said the funds would benefit three shelters.