Montgomery County commissioners approved the next steps necessary for construction of a nonprofit support center for the homeless in Conroe during their regular meeting Jan. 23.

Two-minute impact

Compassion United, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the owner and operator of a new project called Miracle City, slated to be located at 1106 Alma St., Conroe. According to the Compassion United website, the project involves creating a variety of short- and long-term housing and assistance for homeless people within Montgomery County.

In 2019, the city of Conroe donated 5 acres to Compassion United for the project, and although the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in delays, a study room and assistance building was constructed in July 2022. Phase 2 of the project, which is being funded through grant funds and the Montgomery County Community Development grant program, is expected to start in mid- to late 2024. A cost for the project was not given at the Jan. 23 meeting.

The project

The scope of Phase 2 of the Miracle City project involves:
  • Parking lot
  • Dirt work
  • Retention pond
  • Fencing/security
  • Utilities
Once Phase 2 is completed, the rest of the Miracle City project will involve construction of:
  • Laundry center
  • Showers
  • Computer room
  • Multipurpose dining hall
  • Resource room
What’s next

With the approval given in Commissioners Court, the Montgomery County Development department will begin advertising for potential bids to construct Phase 2 of the project.