NYC is planning to spend $1.1 Billion on housing the homeless in commercial hotels over the next three years…
According to The NY Post:
While the de Blasio administration had been relying on a last-minute emergency-based system for booking hotel stays, the controversial practice was only recently formalized into three-year contracts totaling $364 million per year.
Those costs will include a range of support services for families housed in the units, which often lack kitchens, including the purchase of refrigerators and microwaves. DHS officials testified at a City Council hearing that the spending is a temporary necessity caused by a boost in the hotel population while the agency vacates 3,600 scattered apartments for the homeless.
The average spent on a hotel room will be $174 per night, the officials said.