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Baltimore will keep homeless in hotels through June, but hasn’t tapped federal money set aside to pay for it

April 8, 2021

Baltimore will continue housing about 500 homeless residents in hotel rooms at least through June, extending a program designed to prevent the spread of COVID even though it has not yet applied for $35 million in federal money that would pay for it. Tisha Edwards, the acting director of the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, said the city made the decision in early March to extend its contracts with local hotels rather than let them expire while Maryland is experiencing an uptick in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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