Edwinton Place to help those coming out of homelessness

BISMARCK, N.D. - A permanent housing facility for those coming out of homelessness is moving forward in Bismarck.

Burleigh County Housing will build Edwinton Place on South 11th Street, off the Expressway. It will be to help those facing mental health and substance abuse problems.

"We're moving forward now to get equity investors to buy the tax credits and then we will pursue the finalization of our building plans and go out to bid probably in March, and hopefully start construction in June,” said Dwight Barden, Burleigh County Housing Executive Director.

Barden says they hope to open in June or July of 2019.

Police say it cost more than $260,000 to help those facing mental health and intoxication problems in 2015.