Sioux City’s Warming Shelter closed a month earlier than expected last week because of COVID-19, putting many of the city’s homeless back on the street.
City Neighborhood Services Manager Jill Wanderscheid says many who stayed there have been provided temporary shelter in downtown hotels:
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Wanderscheid says each homeless person was provided a voucher through a federally funded program to pay for their temporary quarters:
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The vouchers are good through April 15th, and Wanderscheid and her staff are already working to find other placement for those who were displaced from the shelter:
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The Ramada, Holiday Inn and Sioux City hotel are the three downtown hotels providing the temporary rooms for the people displaced from the Warming Shelter.