Lord knows, we need to see more of this kind of help for the homeless! When we help the homeless, we improve our communities, reduce crime, and improve the economy!
Excerpts from the Article:
The New Castle County Council plans to discuss and vote on a plan to purchase the Sheraton hotel on Airport Road and convert it into an emergency homeless shelter.
The Sheraton Wilmington South, located just off Exit 5A on I-95, is up for auction beginning Monday, according to a web listing. Bidding starts at $5.5 million. The auction ends Wednesday.
The county wants to use funding from the more than $190 million it has in “reserve allocation” from the more than $322 million it received from the CARES Act during the coronavirus pandemic.
The county, according to an agenda posted for an upcoming meeting Tuesday night, plans to purchase the hotel and operate it as “emergency shelter and temporary housing for our most vulnerable residents, and others as deemed necessary by the Department of Community Services, during and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”