Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement commending the Biden Administration’s announcement that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue to fully reimburse state and local governments for Project Roomkey costs through December 31, 2021. The nation-leading program has sheltered more than 42,000 people experiencing homelessness since the COVID-19 pandemic
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized reimbursement for non-congregate shelter through the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, including California’s nation-leading Project Roomkey. The state will no longer be required to submit requests every 30 days to reauthorize reimbursement for this life-saving mission.
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom visited a Project Roomkey motel in Santa Clara County to highlight progress that the state and counties have made together in providing safe isolation capacity to protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19. The state’s effort, Project Roomkey, has directly led to 10,974 hotel and motel rooms