In April, when Governor Newsom announced Project Roomkey — aimed at moving 15,000 homeless Californians into rented hotel rooms — it was lauded as a “win-win.”
Homeless people would get to come indoors, and hotels would get to recoup lost income from the collapse of the tourism industry.
Unprecedented in scale, it was seen as ambitious, even audacious, though some doubted if the state had the ability to accomplish such a vast undertaking in such a short timeframe.
Two months later, according to the Governor’s office, 9,400 rooms are now occupied, a third less than the 15,000 goal. READ FULL ARTICLE