SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A downtown Sacramento motel is one step closer to being converted into permanent housing for the homeless.
Tuesday night, city council members voted to apply for about $30 million in Project Homekey funding to transform the Best Western motel at 11th and H streets into Central Sacramento Studios.READ MORE: Police: At-Risk Man Reported Missing In Natomas Area
Councilmember Katie Valenzuela says, if the state approves the funding, people could move in within the next six months.READ MORE: 1 Dead After Car Crashes Into Building On Broadway In Sacramento
Back in September, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $2.75 billion expansion of the Project Homekey initiative that launched during the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.MORE NEWS: Family’s Car Riddled With Bullets As They Drove Away From Tracy’s West Valley Mall
The goal of the project is to create thousands of units to house people experiencing homelessness.