Friday, December 20, 2019

Settlement Reached In Suit Over Homeless Shelter

A settlement has been reached in the RLUIPA lawsuit filed last month (see prior posting) by the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church against the city of Lenexa, Kansas over denial of zoning approval for an overnight winter homeless shelter. According to a press release from the church's law firm, the settlement agreement allows the shelter to operate from Dec. 13 to April 1, with various conditions.  In addition the city has agreed to work with the Church to produce an ordinance within the next 3 years to allow homeless ministries in city.