LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Phase two of a one-stop shop homeless resource center project continued to move forward on Monday.

The Courtyard Homeless Resource Center (KLAS)

The City of Las Vegas took to its Twitter page to announce the next steps in offering the unhoused population direct access to medical, housing, and employment services through the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center.

The Courtyard Homeless Resource Center expansion (KLAS)

The resource center is located at 314 Foremaster Lane near Las Vegas Boulevard and is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The initial phase opened in 2017, and in early 2022, the city opened an expansion of the courtyard which included a covered sleeping area allowing for 800 guests at a time.

In 2021, more than 6,500 individuals accessed services at the Courtyard, according to the City of Las Vegas’ Twitter page.

“Our population is overgrowing and a lot of communities and neighborhoods are getting concerned about us overtaking their space,” Jim Mullen a resident of the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center said.

The second phase will include an administration building, a pet kennel, and a parking lot.

Pet kennel offered at The Courtyard Homeless Resource Center project (City of Las Vegas)

The administration building will house laundry services, additional showers, and office space.

8 News Now spoke with many who have been experiencing homelessness firsthand.

Dorthy Knowles has several canine companions and believes the new addition of pet kennels will be helpful.

“Me and my husband have 6 dogs so it’s good because they care for the pets,” she said.

The Courtyard Homeless Resource Center (KLAS)

The final piece to completing the resource center will be phase three which will include the opening of a full-service medical clinic on the corner of Foremaster Lane and Main Street.