Daytona’s Homeless Population Temporarily Housed In Area Hotels

By on August 2, 2016 in WNDB News

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Daytona Beach, FL – Homeless people in Daytona Beach are being temporarily housed in area hotels until a long-term solution can be found.

The homeless individuals who had been housed by the Bridge Bed program at the Salvation Army have been moved to two area hotels. They were moved to the Host Inn at 315 Bellevue Ave. and the Royal Inn at 810 S. Ridgewood Ave. on Monday afternoon.

Each individual was given a room and was “happy to have at least some shelter,” according to Reverend Dr. L. Ronald Durham, Community Relations Manager for the City of Daytona Beach. The city manager has reached his current spending limit by committing to house these individuals in hotels for 11 days. According to Durham, “any further action would have to be taken by the City Commission.”

“We’re thankful that there is at least an interim solution, and we’re certainly exploring options to move forward,” said Durham.

The Daytona Beach City Commission will discuss long-term solutions for the City’s homeless population during a regular meeting on Wednesday night.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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