Efforts are underway to acquire The Fathers House church property

ST. JOHNSBURY — Efforts are underway to acquire The Father’s House church property on Moose River Drive and convert it into a homeless shelter. The non-profit housing organization Rural Edge is in the process of buying the worship center at 72 Moose River Dr., and Northeast Kingdom Community Action is preparing to operate the location as a 24/7 shelter for homeless people.  The idea to create a shelter space at the church property began to develop after church leadership approached Rural Edge about two months ago and said they were considering selling the property.