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: Man Killed In Sacramento Freeway Shooting Was Retired Correctional Officer Lufino Reyes Mejorado
Councilmember Katie Valenzuela says, if the state approves the funding, people could move in within the next six months.READ MORE: Experts Discuss Omicron COVID-19 Variant Findings In Sacramento Wastewater
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: Renowned Roseville Taqueria Nixtaco Hit by Crook Caught On Surveillance Camera
The goal of the project is to create thousands of units to house people experiencing homelessness.