Kalamazoo homeless moving to hotels amid pandemic
Kalamazoo’s one overnight homeless shelter has emptied its rooms, moving homeless people into area hotels in order to promote social distancing guidelines.
The goal is to reduce crowding at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and keep people from spreading the COVID-19 in a crowded environment.
According to an article on MLive, the cost of housing homeless people in otherwise unoccupied hotels costs about $100K every two weeks. Money for the program is being provided by the United Way, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and Housing Resources Inc.
Meanwhile, homelessness seems to be on the rise, according to Kalamazoo County Health Officer Jim Rutherford.
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