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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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Legal fight against Maine hotels used to house the homeless

In state news on homelessness: Controversy over housing people in main hotels after complaints from neighbors, and in Montana there were warnings about the risk of frostbite for the homeless. shelter during a record cold snap. In Albuquerque, a new homeless shelter will only serve women. Bangor Daily News: Bangor Motel wants judge to say […]

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Sacramento County to close motels used as homeless shelters

Sacramento County plans to close three motels used to shelter homeless people this spring when federal funding for the service ends. The three motels have been housing homeless people since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration released funding for a program he called Project Roomkey. The sites currently house 333 […]

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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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Turns out they need more money to convert these Valley West hotels into homeless housing, so Arcata Town Council will meet tomorrow to raise the grant request | Lost Coast Outpost

The Days Inn & Suites on Valley West Boulevard, which will eventually be converted into homeless housing | File photo ### After recently approving the Arcata House Partnership (AHP) grant application to fund the conversion of the Days Inn & Suites in Valley West to permanent supportive housing for the Homeless, Arcata City Council will […]

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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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The motels used to house the homeless remain a secret | News

Critics who have repeatedly called for homeless people to be removed from the streets of Waynesville are now complaining about a program that does just that. Waynesville leaders have set aside $70,000 in federal COVID stimulus funds over two years for an experimental program to temporarily house homeless people in motels. The program is run […]

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Huge damage bill expected from motels used to house homeless after recent tent camps

“Isn’t it a shame that we’re helping these people…and have to spend so much money on damage?” – Prince Mayor Ken Lamming, speaking on the six-figure damage bill Claims for damages to Bel-Air and Satelite motels after homeless people were moved there from tent camps last fall are expected to easily exceed six figures, according […]

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Struggling homeless man turned away from Hull hostels because of pet dog

A woman is shocked and angry after her attempts to help a homeless man find accommodation were thwarted because he has a pet dog. Sophia Jama was at an event in Hammonds of Hull last Friday night when she spotted a rough sleeper sitting near Lloyds Bank in Jameson Street. Despite not being affiliated with […]

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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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Will Vermont Hotels Accept State Homeless Vouchers?

RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) – Hundreds of homeless people are now eligible for 100 days of accommodation in Vermont hotels under the state’s newly expanded emergency housing program, but can they get a bedroom ? Under pressure from advocates – and prolonged FEMA assistance – the state announced last week that it would open the doors […]

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Costa Mesa Turns To Underutilized Motels To Help Meet Housing Goals Through Homekey Project

Two Costa Mesa motels may soon provide permanent supportive housing for homeless people and those at risk, after city council members on Tuesday agreed to apply through the state’s Project Homekey program to help acquire them, rehabilitate and convert them into residential units. What started in March 2020 as Project Roomkey – a statewide effort […]

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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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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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Concerns at North Wales’ first holiday complex over turning guest house into homeless accommodation

Concerns have been expressed about holiday homes in one of Wales’ best seaside resorts being reallocated to house homeless people. Llandudno has a holiday accommodation zone which generally prevents hotels, guesthouses and B & Bs from being used for tourism. But last year the Welsh government introduced contingency planning legislation at the height of the […]

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Reviews | Do you want to solve the housing crisis? Take charge of the hotels.

Your institute has written about using the eminent domain to create more housing. In Los Angeles, in particular, the eminent domain has a rather troubling history linked to the massive movements of Latino Angelenos to build Dodger Stadium. I find it hard to believe that people will support a prominent field program, because of this […]

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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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Valley News – Cities negotiate caps for Vermont homeless people living in motels, limiting state options

As the state ended its hotel accommodation program, a hotel in Colchester offered to close its facility to public reservations so it could continue to accommodate homeless Vermonters. Melissa Driscoll, general manager of Colchester Days Inn, said the suggestion was not for profit. The hotel makes a significantly higher reservation rate for travelers than voucher […]

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Cities negotiate caps on Vermont homeless people living in motels, limiting state options

Melissa Driscoll, manager of the Colchester Days Inn, strives to help hotel voucher program guests access extensions or find alternative places to stay. DCF has several restrictions on hotel placements as the program ends. Photo by Riley Robinson / VTDigger Updated at 17:32 As the state ended its hotel accommodation program, a hotel in Colchester […]

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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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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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Fears grow over plans for Waverley Guest House in Southend

Plans to convert a beachfront guesthouse into a care home for vulnerable and homeless people with mental health issues face growing opposition. The Stephen’s Place charity has submitted a proposal to renovate the Waverley Guest House in the East Esplanade. The Southend-based charity said the care home would help with its “charitable purposes” to “alleviate […]

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Motels in Sacramento County have sheltered hundreds of homeless residents during the pandemic. But they could close soon.

Updated April 16 Sacramento County plans to potentially close three motels this spring that housed hundreds of former homeless residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing concerns about costs, county officials confirmed on Friday. Plans to close the motels, which are part of the state’s relatively successful Roomkey project, raise concerns that many of those who […]

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‘Reward for failure’: critics criticize overhaul of council of private homes for the homeless

The Eric Hotel, Voies Vertes. Photography: Google. The town hall is defending itself against major renovations to five buildings for single homeless people, which the London Tenants Federation says is a “reward for failure” for the private company that owns them. The ongoing renovation program for the youth hostels in Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters Road, […]

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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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Coronavirus: Debt relief essential to help Africa, says European Commissioner | European | News and current affairs from across the continent | DW

DW: The European Commission and Member States have pledged around €20 billion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in poor countries in Africa and elsewhere. Considering the amount of money the EU will now spend in Europe, that seems quite small. Do you think that will be enough? Jutta Urpilainen: I think this is a strong […]

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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 […]

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Authorities concerned about crime rate at Vermont motels used to house homeless

Note: This story is over a week old. Given how quickly the Covid-19 pandemic is evolving, we recommend reading our latest coverage here. The Hilltop Hotel is one of seven hotels in central Vermont where homeless people live. Photo courtesy of Underground Workshop Police told lawmakers Wednesday that there was an “unacceptable” amount of criminal […]

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Fears of a ‘catastrophic coronavirus epidemic’ among homeless people in hostels | Roaming

At the moment, they have no names and little is known about their origins. But the Observer has established that at least six homeless people linked to hostels in London have died from coronavirus since March, raising fears of outbreaks in overcrowded facilities with vulnerable people in poor health sharing bathrooms , dining rooms and […]