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Los Angeles City Council Votes To Extend Homeless Hotel Housing Through March

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to use about $32 million in state funds to extend a program through March 21 that houses homeless people in motels and hotels amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell said Los Angeles is currently providing 1,269 hotel and motel rooms through Project Roomkey to bring high-risk homeless residents indoors.

“This action is necessary to prevent people temporarily sheltered from ending up back on the streets in the coming days and weeks,” O’Farrell said.

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