Is sheltering homeless in hotels working? - WCAX

The norm used to be 250 adults and children in homeless shelters. With the pandemic and the federal funds following it, that number has increased about eight-fold.

"Some 1,989 adults and 405 children are taking shelter in 71 hotels across Vermont. On average, it costs $140,000 a night to house everyone. The state is currently relying on emergency federal funding for the program."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-02 16:33:34 -0500