From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
A HomeTowne Studios extended-stay hotel off North Beach Street and Loop 820 is likely to be the future home for Fort Worth residents facing homelessness who are at particularly high risk of COVID-19.
Fort Worth Housing Solutions, the city’s housing authority, will purchase the hotel at 3804 Tanacross Drive with the hope of redeveloping it into permanent supportive housing by December. That’s the deadline to spend nearly $10 million in federal CARES Act dollars the city allocated for supportive housing. The housing authority expects to serve 119 people who are homeless and at a greater risk of coronavirus because of their age or underling health risks.
Unlike a typical shelter, permanent supportive housing provides long-term housing for those who need additional care, such as medical treatment, counseling or rehab. The city has committed to spending $350,000 to help support these services.
Read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's article "This Fort Worth hotel will be converted into apartments for the COVID-vulnerable," featuring Fort Worth Housing Solutions.