Friday, June 3, 2022

Hotel-based homeless shelters changed lives in pandemic. Some want them to be a model moving forward

This story comes from Boston

Tracey Williams has been without a home for about half her life. The 60-year-old said she's cycled in and out of housing and homelessness because of substance use disorder, trauma and mental illness.

Last winter, while Williams was staying at Pine Street Inn's women's shelter in Boston, workers asked if she'd like to stay at Charles River Inn in Brighton. Pine Street is running the hotel as temporary shelter in the pandemic.

Williams described the move to her 300-square-foot hotel room as a "step up" from life in a crowded shelter where she had no privacy.  See the rest of Tracey's story here: