We received the numbers from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless on where Quality Inn residents landed at the closure of the hotel. Interestingly, these numbers are almost exactly what we had tracked and reported earlier. Here is their breakdown:
25 went to permanent housing
34 went to bridge/transitional housing
34 were transferred to protective action motels
14 went to hotels with vouchers or paid for independently (only temporary)
17 went to congregate shelter beds
4 went to stay in vehicles
14 went to the streets or unknown locations
This means there are 35 people who were kicked to streets, shelters, cars, or other such places. This is roughly 25%. This does not include the 14 people in temporary hotels (all of which we have paid for some of these past weeks and advocated for extended pay from CCH and HOST). This leaves 93 people that moved into some form of housing. Of note, even with this, those who were transferred to other Protective Action hotels still could face being kicked out again.
If the 10 displaced Quality residents we have still in temporary hotels do not secure housing in the next week or if HOST does not pay for more time, they will add to the 35 residents who were kicked to the streets, shelters, and other unsafe unstable living places.
The Quality Inn struggle is not over…