Hotel rooms may continue being used to house those experiencing homelessness

Booking hotel rooms is one of the strategies state and local governments have been using to provide safe housing for people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19. This strategy had been used in the past where shelter space was insufficient, and it became especially effective in the pandemic context since it allows for proper social distancing. Given the success of this approach and the grim prospects in tourism for the foreseeable future, some argue that hotel rooms could be acquired as more permanent housing for those in need. In some cases, this could look like long-term contracts with hotels, in other cases it could be the outright public purchase of distressed hotels. #covid-19 #homelessness

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