Local governments partnering to fund nearly $1 million on hotel to shelter the homeless

Skyline of the city of El Paso.

Photo by Raul Martinez/KTSM 9 News.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The county and city of El Paso are partnering to provide shelter for homeless residents in the area.

City documents show the two are looking to provide $850,000 to the Inspira Hotel Temporary Emergency Shelter in order to serve residents experiencing hardship amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding for the effort is from federal coronavirus relief assistance, according to city documents. In a separate item, the City Council will consider moving more than $550,000 from community development block grants into the hotel emergency shelter project.

The City Council will discuss funding its portion of the funds during Tuesday’s council meeting at 9 a.m.

Members of the public will be able to watch the meeting on this page at that time and participate by calling into the discussion.

For local and breaking news, sports, weather alerts, video and more, download the FREE KTSM 9 News App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Christian Alvarado Court-Martial: Day 1

'Lost Kingdom' water park to open in East El Paso

Owner of Sunland Park Mall files for bankruptcy

Five held in drive-by shooting at home in East El Paso, police say

El Pasoan part of Texas 4,000 Ride Against Cancer

Spectators injured in Fabens mud-track collision

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link