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Orange County gets more funding to convert motels to homeless housing

Months after Orange County recorded the highest number of homeless deaths in a single year, the county received $6 million in funding to convert another Stanton motel into permanent, supportive housing. support. The motel conversions are part of a statewide effort called Project Homekey, which involves the purchase and rehabilitation of hotels, motels, vacant apartments […]

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Western Canada: BC Auditor General Finds Province Spent Appropriately on Homeless Hotels

Good morning! Wendy Cox in Vancouver this morning. In two years, the British Columbia housing agency has spent almost half a billion dollars on emergency purchases of hotels to house the homeless. Spending money on an emergency is always heavy: the chances of making unwise choices and paying more than necessary are always high. So […]

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Why turning motels into accommodations could survive the pandemic

In the spring of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic exploded, Missoula, Montana made the decision to purchase the Sleepy Inn, an 80-year-old downtown motel. His aim was twofold. In the short term, the city would use the property to provide private living space for people experiencing homelessness, reducing overcrowding at existing shelters. The motel would […]

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Reno seeks to buy motels as affordable housing instead of having developers tear them down – ProPublica

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuse of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that shines a light on wrongdoing across the country, to get our stories delivered to your inbox each week. For more than five years, the mayor of Reno, Nevada, has supported the demolition of dozens of dilapidated motels that […]

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Several motels | Local News | Fold | The Weekly Source

JBend City Council approved the purchase of the Rainbow Motel at its regular meeting on Jan. 19, saying the property has potential as a temporary shelter for homeless people as well as for longer-term purposes. It’s the second motel the city is converting to a shelter after receiving $2.97 million in state grants to convert […]

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Company pays $ 11 million to turn motels into apartments

A California company paid $ 11 million this week for 4903 Market St. in Wilmington, a property that includes nearly 8 acres and two motels. The buyer, Vivo Investment Group, plans to transform all motel rooms into more than 230 energy-efficient apartments. Currently, the Budgetel Inn and Motel 6 at 4903 Market St. are used […]

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Company pays $11 million for motels to become apartments

A California-based company paid $11 million this week for 4903 Market St. in Wilmington, a property that includes nearly 8 acres and two motels. The buyer, Vivo Investment Group, plans to transform all rooms in the motel into more than 230 efficient apartments. Currently, the Budgetel Inn and Motel 6 at 4903 Market St. are […]

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San Jose considers more hotels to expand housing options for the homeless

San Jose officials are quietly inquiring about hotels that may meet acquisition criteria through Project Homekey funds in 2022. Mayor Sam Liccardo recently contacted the owner of two hotels, the Quality Inn on 13th Street and the Tully Inn on Tully Road, to see if they might be suitable for the Project Homekey program. San […]

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Oregon launches program to turn hotels into temporary shelters

Since 2020, with the COVID-19 outbreak and a deadly wildfire season that claimed more than 4,000 homes in Oregon alone, the homeless crisis on the west coast has worsened. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual homelessness report, Oregon ranked third in the country among states with the highest percentage of […]

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Company transforming Grand Strand hotels and motels into affordable housing

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Hotels and motels are now helping to create more affordable housing options in the Grand Strand area. A boutique investment firm specializing in income-producing residential and commercial real estate is leading the project’s efforts. NDH Capital transforms several hotel and motel properties into apartment complexes. Company president Roy Assaf told […]

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Some Hotel Mainers Scramble As Policies Change

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – Some people caught in an affordable housing crisis in central Maine tell TV5 the problem could get worse soon. A number of hotels in the Waterville and Augusta areas are expected to implement changes on November 1 that some customers say will leave them on the streets. “There will be a […]

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Could a bunch of dilapidated SoCal motels become a bastion of new housing for the homeless?

Through the initiative, called Homekey, the state distributes funds to local governments and nonprofit developers to buy aging motels and other commercial properties and turn them into housing units for the homeless. Since July 2020, the project has spurred the creation of about 6,000 affordable housing units statewide, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office. In […]

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Hundreds of asylum seekers in Portland in accommodations like motels – NECN

Portland, Maine is trying to accommodate hundreds of asylum seekers. The situation did not prompt the city to turn places like the Portland Expo into temporary shelters, but it left a number of families waiting in motels for years as they sought permanent accommodation. The exact number of people currently staying in temporary accommodation like […]

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Could renovating abandoned hotels and motels solve California’s housing crisis?

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. Solving the housing crisis is a nuanced question that plagues many people all over the world. In this country, in particular, the problem has caused divisions among political parties. Whichever party you identify with, you are probably as lost as anyone else when it comes to finding […]

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How to convert hotels to homeless accommodation in New York City, California and other places.

With travel still stuck in the Delta doldrums, many hotels have struggled. Some policymakers see a chance to profit from the struggles of the sector by converting hotels into permanent housing for the homeless. California led the way with Project Home Key, an extension of an early pandemic experiment that has now led to more […]

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States buy hotels to house displaced wildfire survivors

The climate crisis and pandemic are prompting local governments to take action and finally start tackling chronic homelessness. Sep 21, 2021 The climate crisis is already worsening the housing crisis. Last year, wildfires burned and damaged approximately 17,700 structures in the United States. It was one of the most destructive seasons on record and, frighteningly, […]

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States buy hotels to provide short- and long-term housing for wildfire survivors

The climate crisis is already worsen the housing crisis. Last year, wildfires burned and damaged approximately 17,700 structures in the United States. It was one of the most destructive seasons on record, and frightening, part of an upward trend. Forest fires are already contribute to the housing shortage in California and Oregon. Texas, Washington and […]

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Shuttered hotels, motels find new life

Lew sichelman Developers interested in turning old spaces into apartments and other uses must be licking their chops at the news that Sears intends to sell 40 to 50 of its closed stores. But they shouldn’t overlook the hundreds of small hotels and motels that were forced to close during the pandemic and will never […]

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Flathead hotels break June occupancy records

Traditional Flathead Valley hotels and other accommodations have been crowded this season despite a shortage of staff to clean rooms and attend to guests – and despite the proliferation of short-term rentals, which also book at record rates. “We are living in a banner year,” said Dylan Boyle, executive director of the Whitefish Convention and […]

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As July approaches, homeless people in Vermont prepare to leave hotels and motels

Sarah Trombly and her daughter Attalyn Philbrick are two of the homeless staying at the Courtyard by Marriott in Middlebury on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Photo by Glenn Russell / VTDigger MIDDLEBURY— Josh Lisenby is worried about July 1st. He’s trying to figure out where he’ll sleep and store his belongings when he leaves the […]

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Vancouver Housing Authority seeks hotels and motels to turn into affordable housing – ClarkCountyToday.com

Dated: Monday, June 21, 2021 Converting a hotel or motel into a shelter, transitional housing, or affordable housing is much faster than building new facilities from scratch The Vancouver Housing Authority is looking for hotels and motels to buy to convert them into affordable housing. The Housing Authority previously purchased the former Howard Johnson by […]

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Area Hotels Struggle to Cope with ‘Catastrophic’ and Unprecedented Staff Shortage | New

HELP WANTED: Kitchen staff, housekeepers, front desk assistants, bartenders, waiters, kitchen workers, cooks. And the list continues. With 68,000 people receiving unemployment compensation and only 10% working, local hotels and motels are still struggling to find help as an avalanche of tourists is expected to hit South County this summer. And it comes as the […]

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Hotels for those who were not accommodated by the wildfires (Hotels for those who were not accommodated by the wildfires) – High Country News – Know the West

Deep in the Densely forested foothills of southern Oregon near the town of Butte Falls, Lanette and Steve Martin lived with their son and his family – until last year, when a wildfire chased them from their home . As embers the size of charcoal briquettes landed on their foredeck, the retired couple and their […]

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Beaverton company buys several motels in Medford to convert them into housing

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Beaverton-based real estate company is finalizing the purchase of a fourth hotel in Medford, promising to convert the buildings into long-term housing. Some of these sites are currently occupied by people displaced by the September forest fires. Fortify Holdings purchased Inn at the Commons from the Neuman Hotel Group earlier this […]

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Manchester officials call on state to freeze emergency housing program at local motels

A sign indicates the offices of the city of Manchester. Courtesy photo Manchester city officials have called on the state to no longer place people enrolled in the state’s emergency housing program in motels across the city, citing a lack of resources available to run the program. On social media, officials’ remarks drew criticism from […]

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Wingate students join to help families staying in motels – WSOC TV

In Charlotte, invisible homeless people are hiding in hotels and motels. In many cases, couples and families crowd in these places after a recent eviction or financial problems that make it difficult to rent elsewhere. Even though they are working, they are often unable to save for the first and last month’s rent plus a […]