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City holds public hearing on motel conversion

Monday, March 2, 2020 by Tai Moses

The city is inviting community members to a public hearing on the Rodeway Inn conversion, a project approved by Council back in November to purchase and repurpose the motel for those transitioning out of homelessness. The plan is to convert the motel at 2711 S. Interstate 35 into single-room-occupancy living quarters for those who have experienced chronic homelessness. According to the city, the project “will include onsite services such as substance abuse treatment, mental and physical health services, education and job training, housing assistance, 24-hour security, property management, and overall case management,” and will be paid for with $8 million in Community Development Block Grant funds. As required by law, the city must hold a public meeting to give interested community members a chance to comment on the project. Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., in the Boards and Commissions Room of Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St.

 

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