L.A. City Council To Vote On Initiative Requiring Hotels Use Empty Rooms For Homeless

L.A. City Council To Vote On Initiative Requiring Hotels Use Empty Rooms For Homeless


Los Angeles City Council members will consider passing an initiative Friday that could force hotels to report vacancies and house homeless individuals in empty rooms.

Unite Here Local 11, a progressive union representing 32,000 hospitality workers in southern California and Arizona, reportedly gathered over 120,000 signatures for a proposed initiative ordinance that would require all hotels — luxury to family-owned — to house the city’s growing homeless population. 

“It’ll help create an emergency solution for people that need housing immediately,” Maria Hernandez, communications director for the union, told FOX 11. “We have members that are on the edge of potentially becoming homeless people.”

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Hernandez said the initiative would pick up where the Project Room Key initiative, which paid hotels to house homeless folks during

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