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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Salvation Army began construction today on a facility to assist Tucson's homeless. 

This project has been over 20 years in the making.  The Salvation Army is excited to finally get a much needed improvement for their homeless program.

The new building will make it possible for the Salvation Army to help more people and more families.

Currently, families comprised of members of opposite sex are separated. The new shelter will have two family units, giving them at least a couple places to put families and keep them together.

The Salvation Army will also be able to help more people, including anyone with special needs and homeless veterans.

The building will be called the new Hospitality House, replacing the current Hospitality House, which opened in the 1960s. Time has taken its toll on the building, which has over 90 beds and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The new shelter should be one of the city's largest homeless centers – offering more than 100 beds. 

Right now the Salvation Army has the $2 million it takes to start building. The first phase of the construction is expected to cost $5.8 million.

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