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Pandemic emergency hotel shelter program in Dane County extended

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -Dane County will extend its Pandemic Emergency Hotel Shelter Software to further more support these dealing with homelessness and at a better possibility of contracting COVID-19.

County Executive Joe Parisi announced that the program has already assisted hundreds of inhabitants in Dane County social length and join to different sources. This application is funded by Dane County’s allocation of neighborhood help authorized in the 2021 American Rescue Strategy.

“This $3.1 million extension in our Unexpected emergency Resort Shelter Software will make it possible for us and our companions to carry on providing the place and providers our most susceptible citizens need to get better from and limit the spread of COVID-19, when we also perform towards long term housing alternatives,” explained Parisi.

The $3.1 million in additional funding is essential to give non-congregate shelter and similar post-plan supports via September 30, 2022, and isolation and quarantine shelter as a result of February 28, 2023.

In March of 2020 Dane County funded non-congregate lodge shelter operations and helped to generate critical social distancing in the community’s homeless shelter technique. Partners have bundled a lot of inns to provide rooms, the Metropolis of Madison, Community Wellness Madison-Dane County, and frontline agencies.

More than 110 individuals ended up served at 1 time during the Omicron variant’s peak in the Tumble/Winter season of 2021/2022. Over-all there are more than 400 one of a kind homes that have been served by the two plans considering that the pandemic started.

To date, Dane County has spent $23.1 million on its Emergency Covid-19 Hotel Housing Software.

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