[Ed. – Basically, the Biden order would bail out cities that are now overstretched paying for their policy of housing the homeless in hotels that have emptied out due to the pandemic. It’s an ugly situation all around; hotel owners aren’t having any fun, neighboring communities are complaining, and the homeless, as usual, are being warehoused in dangerous, unaddressed conditions, with little assistance, to keep government agencies and advocacy groups in business.]
Fox News reports that under the new order, “certain kinds of emergency housing for the homeless are eligible to be fully reimbursed through September,” and that may include the homeless hotel programs, which are costing San Francisco between $15 million and $18 million per month.
Residents of San Francisco’s homeless hotels reportedly “suffer from drug addiction and severe mental illness,” and many have criminal backgrounds, according to the New York Post. It’s difficult to know, for certain, how bad conditions within the housing is, because “the city has evoked emergency-disaster law to keep the information private. Officials refuse to notify the public about what is happening in their community and are blocking the press by withholding the list of hotels and preventing reporters from entering the properties.” …
New York City also has its own homeless hotels program.