Plans for a homeless shelter in Belleville are moving ahead with the upcoming renovations of the former Irish Hall.

Grace Inn Homeless Shelter is a privately-funded charitable shelter that will be developed at the downtown site.

President of the Grace Inn board Jody Jenkins says the shelter will have 15 beds for men and five for women.

The shelter will serve breakfast and dinner and be closed during the day, the idea being the people will find help with various service agencies during the day.