New housing resources for households experiencing homelessness are coming to Flagstaff. Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona announced Tuesday that they have received funding from the Arizona Department of Housing, that will enable them to purchase and rehab a 44-unit hotel in Flagstaff. HSNA officially purchased the Travelodge property at the 29-hundred block of East Route 66 on Monday, and will turn the property into studio apartments, each with its own kitchens and bathrooms. The property will be part of a new transitional housing program, aimed at helping homeless households to secure safe, decent and affordable housing while having access to wrap-around support services to transition to permanent stable housing. The money will come from the Community Development Block Grant, which was part of CARES Act funding passed by Congress. Once the property is renovated and up to code, it will be open for residents in the late spring or early summer of 2022.
Dave talked with Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona CEO Devonna McLaughlin about the news and more about the future of the property and what the city still needs regarding homelessness. Click here for the interview: