PHOENIX — Phoenix's most vulnerable and at-risk residents will be moved into hotel rooms in the near future, according to a decision made by Phoenix's City Council.
The city unanimously approved the allocation of $18 million towards supporting vulnerable populations in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday. The vote represents "the largest Community Block Development Grant investment toward combatting homelessness in the city’s history," Mayor Kate Gallego said in a press release.
The funding will majorly be used to combating homelessness, addressing housing insecurity, and providing micro-loans and grants for local small businesses and non-profits.
All $18 million of the funds will be coming from federal COVID-19 funding.
"This is an opportunity to make real gains in fighting homelessness and emerge a stronger, more resilient, and compassionate community," Mayor Gallego said.