City Council approves nearly $1 million agreement with county to shelter homeless


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso City Council unanimously agreed to partnering with the county in providing shelter to homeless individuals in the area.

Tuesday’s vote opens the way for $850,000 to pour into the Inspira Hotel Temporary Emergency Shelter in order to serve residents experiencing hardship amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding for the partnership comes from the federal coronavirus relief assistance, according to a city presentation. In a separate item, the council approved moving more than $550,000 in community development block grants into the hotel emergency shelter project.

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