SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) — Riverside County is reportedly turning a vacant hotel in Corona into housing for the homeless.
The former Ayres Lodge and Suites off the 91 Freeway will offer 52 units to those facing homelessness. The county recently received $12 million as part California’s home key programwhich made about $1.4 billion in grant funding available to local public entities to create housing for the homeless, according to the state.
The renovations of the former hotel will reportedly take a few months with housing expected to be available this winter.
Meanwhile, the city of Redlands is also receiving a grant from the Homekey program. It’s been awarded $30 million to convert a 99-room motel into housing for the homeless.
Once a permit has been approved, workers will begin renovating the Good Nite Inn motel on Industrial Park Avenue. A large portion of the grant will go toward the purchase of the property and renovations, but it will also pay for most of the operating costs for the first three years.
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