L.A. Wants 15,000 Homes For The Homeless ASAP
California's Project Roomkey has sheltered thousands of people experiencing homelessness in hotels across the state, protecting them during the pandemic.
L.A. County had a goal of moving 15,000 of the oldest and most medically vulnerable people into hotel rooms, but so far only 3,700 have been housed, mostly due to a lack of resources to manage such a large task.
So, as Project Roomkey begins to wind down, L.A. County officials are hoping to finish what they started. They have an ambitious $800 million plan to not only house the original 3,700, but all 15,000 unhoused vulnerable residents.
How will they do it? It's pretty straightforward: lease thousands of apartments and offer rental subsidies.
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