Palm Springs officials will hold a community meeting next week about the planned Homeless Navigation Center, it was announced Wednesday.

The meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, at 480 W. Tramview Road.

The center, which is planned to be built at 3589 McCarthy Road, will provide housing and comprehensive services for the homeless. Martha’s Village and Kitchen will operate the facility.

According to city spokeswoman Amy Blaisdell, the meeting will provide a short presentation on plans for the facility before the floor is open to the public to provide input and ask questions.

“The new Homeless Navigation Center will be a game changer for Palm Springs when it comes to developing long-term solutions to combating homelessness on the west end of the Coachella Valley,” City Manager Justin Clifton said. “Everyone is invited and we look forward to your questions and suggestions.”

Palm Springs Police Chief Andy Mills, Linda Barrack, CEO of Martha’s Village and Kitchen, and Greg Rodriguez, government relations and public policy advisor from Riverside County Supervisor Manuel Perez’s office, will be on hand for questions and answers.

More information about the center can be found at

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