Chico City officials moving homeless into hotels

City officials in Chico continue working to get the vulnerable homeless population off the street and into a safe space.

Posted: Apr 17, 2020 7:09 PM

CHICO, Calif.- The City of Chico is working to get vulnerable homeless people off the street and into a safe space amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the past two weeks, they have moved about 60 people into local hotel rooms. 

Half of them came from The Torres Shelter. Workers there went through and identified their most vulnerable guests, those over the age of 65-years-old or people with chronic medical conditions.

Joy Amaro, who is the Homeless Solutions Coordinator for the City of Chico says the number of people they are helping continues to grow everyday. 

"Working with volunteers and the Target Team they were able to identify people and safely transport them to hotel rooms, the number continues to grow, we recieve calls from service providers who know of other individuals who meet that criteria as well." Amaro said. 

Amaro says all of the hotels have stepped up to accomodate their guests, and the city is providing them with services and The Jesus Center is providing food for them. 

The hotel rooms are being paid for by the state and FEMA. 

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