A plan to charge people who are staying at the House of Nazareth emergency shelter in Moncton up to $300 a month is being met with anger.

Executive director Jean Dubé said charging people has always been part of the plan, and the decision was made in an effort to “keep the doors open and to provide the services these people need.”

Dubé sais people who aren’t receiving social assistance, which is $537 monthly for a single person, won’t have to pay.

“We want to be able to provide the appropriate services which is, you know, housing, food, laundry, clothing, showers and everything else, there’s a cost to that,” he said.