City to Relocate Homeless Seniors From Shelters to Motels

elderly-people-294088_1280 - pixabay - 4.8.20In an effort to protect against the spread of coronavirus in homeless shelters, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has announced that homeless seniors will be transferred from three Baltimore City shelters to motels.

Baltimore Fishbowl reports:

The city will move 150 homeless individuals age 62 and older from the city’s three emergency shelters to motels. The city will also relocate the remaining residents of the Monument Street Shelter to “a larger and more suitable location to allow for social distancing,” the statement said.

On March 20, the city began transporting homeless individuals to a motel for isolation while they awaited test results for COVID-19. To date, that isolation location has served 56 people experiencing homelessness or living in congregate settings, city officials said in a statement.

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City to begin moving homeless seniors to motels; advocates say more must be done  (Baltimore Fishbowl)