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June 29, 2020

Tomiquia Moss on KQED forum: Statewide Effort to House Homeless in Hotel Rooms Meets Successes and Challenges

In early April, Governor Newsom launched Project Roomkey, a temporary program designed to protect vulnerable homeless populations from Covid-19 by housing them in empty hotel rooms. The state has since placed more than 10,000 homeless residents in rooms, and officials are considering ways to make the program permanent. But long-term funding for Project Roomkey is uncertain, and some local communities are resisting. We’ll assess the program and its future.