WAPATO -- The lone homeless shelter in the Lower Yakima Valley could be on the verge of closing after the building where it's located went into default.
Noah's Ark opened nearly three years ago. It typically serves 30 to 50 people per day in the town of 4,500.
A loan taken out against the building is in default and the lender wants it paid in full or face auction this fall. David Hacker, the owner of the building housing the shelter, says many people depend on the shelter for more than just a place to sleep.
Hacker's attorney plans to sue the lender in the hopes of working out a fair settlement. The defaulted loan is from the previous owner and Hacker agreed to help pay it off as part of his purchase in 2007.