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LA Times Today: Federal aid allows L.A. to extend hotel-room rentals for homeless people
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LA Times Today: Federal aid allows L.A. to extend hotel-room rentals for homeless people

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

Last year, at the beginning of the pandemic, local officials scrambled to rent hotel rooms for homeless people who were vulnerable to the virus.

But Project Roomkey began to wind down after falling short of its goal, and was expected to shut down entirely by the end of March.

Now, with the help of federal aid, will the program survive?

L.A. Times staff writer Ben Oreskes joined us with more.