Project Roomkey to end in the fall, but some unhoused people remain in limbo

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The LA Grand Hotel in downtown LA is the largest Project Roomkey site in the state sheltering nearly 500 unhoused people. Photo by Anna Scott.

Project Roomkey, a statewide effort to place medically vulnerable unhoused people in hotel rooms during the pandemic, is scheduled to close at the end of September. In Los Angeles, more than 9,000 people have gone through the program. Was it a success or a failure?