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L.A. County Homeless Initiative Director Phil Ansell (Getty, UCLA)

LA County will maintain Project Roomkey — for now

Los Angeles County officials said it would continue Project Roomkey through September, but wouldn’t expand the federally-funded program that...

LA County will maintain Project Roomkey — for now
Photo illustration of Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Holiday Inn in Long Beach (Getty, Google Maps)

California spent $850M on inns for homeless

Hotel sales in California fell through the floor in 2020, but a state-run spending spree produced dozens of deals at year’s end. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that the state used money from...

California spent $850M on inns for homeless
Heidi Marston (Twitter, Getty)

LA to phase out hotel program for homeless

Los Angeles authorities are winding down Project Roomkey, the ambitious plan to move thousands of people without housing into hotels in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Heidi Marston, executive director of the Los Angeles...

LA to phase out hotel program for homeless
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