The mayor of Fredericton is calling on the province for a new temporary homeless shelter that would open next month.

With Fredericton’s temporary out-of-the-cold shelter closing at the end of April, Mayor Mike O’Brien wrote a letter to Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard, asking the province to take action on the issue of homelessness.

O’Brien says the homelessness problem isn’t going away once the shelter, located at 791 Brunswick Street, closes at the end of the month.

And if plans aren’t put in place soon, dozens of people will be back on the streets.