Project Roomkey is Closing Its Doors

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a Black man in a white shirt makes pancakes, standing at the stove in his apartment
Horace Cage makes pancakes at his home in Oakland. Cage was formerly unhoused and through Project Roomkey lived in a Radisson hotel before being placed in an apartment. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

Project Roomkey is coming to an end. Its goal was to temporarily house some of the state’s most vulnerable unhoused people in hotel rooms during the COVID-19 which would also hopefully serve as a stepping stone to permanent housing. 

So, how successful was Project Roomkey at getting people out of homelessness? Today, we look at how it worked in Alameda County.

Guest: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED housing reporter

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