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    The Utilization of Hotels, Motels, and Single Room Occupancies for Homeless Service Delivery

    Homelessness Policy Research Institute

    Year: 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unparalleled acceleration of efforts to house homeless individuals in California, particularly those that are medically vulnerable due to their age or underlying health conditions (FEMA, 2020). These efforts have occurred at the state, city, and county levels through plans to develop non-congregate shelters in hotels, motels, trailers, and other facility types that provide some privacy to individuals or households. The main objective is to reduce sheltering in large, open spaces where risks of COVID-19 transmission are higher.

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