There has been an almost constant full house at Rosewood since it became a downtown homeless shelter last December.
Tim Philp, executive director at Rosewood House on Nelson Street, said they welcomed their first client, an older woman, shortly after opening their doors on Dec. 15. She stayed for about two weeks.
“We have 30 beds and overflow cots that take us up to 34,” said Philp. “We have been at capacity or over capacity since about January. Beds fill up very quickly.”
Philp said he’s surprised the number of people in need of emergency housing at Rosewood hasn’t significantly decreased over the spring and summer.