FULLERTON (CBSLA) – As Fullerton’s homeless crisis continues to grow, city leaders are taking action. On Tuesday, the City Council approved giving $500,000 to The Illumination Foundation to help build a shelter.

A vacant building, located at 3535 W. Commonwealth Ave. has already been purchase, adjacent to the Fullerton Municipal Airport. The Planning Commission will vote in January whether to grant a permit to officially operate the shelter.

If approved, the shelter would have 150 beds, mainly reserved for the Fullerton and North Orange County homeless.

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