It Works: Converting Motels and Hotels into Affordable Housing

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Washington, District of Columbia
Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The pandemic has created an opportunity for many government agencies and private businesses to try new ideas to address the national shortage of affordable housing. One such welcomed policy opportunity has been a conversion strategy to create more units of deeply affordable housing. While many states and localities have leased space in hotels/motels to provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, several states are finding opportunities to acquire and convert some of these spaces into permanent housing, using federal, state and local resources. In this webinar, experts from across the county will talk about their motel/hotel conversion programs: what it took politically and practically, what policy changes were needed, and what opportunities lie ahead to use additional federal resources for this purpose.
National Housing Conference
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