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The Biden Executive Order could compel taxpayers to fund homeless hotels in San Fransisco.



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On Thursday, President Biden signed an executive order that might compel American taxpayers in cities such as San Fransisco to cover the expense of “homeless hotels.”

On Thursday, Biden signed an executive order aimed at rising reimbursements to states in the COVID-19 war.

According to the order, under Category B of the Public Assistance Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall make available such assistance as may be required by States (including territories and the District of Columbia), local governments, and tribal governments to allow for the secure opening and service of qualifying schools, childcare centres, health care facilities, non-congregational institutions, reports: “By September 30, 2021, FEMA shall make available assistance under this section at a 100 percent Federal cost share,” the order adds.

Although it is also important to evaluate the exact specifics, the move marks a change from the Trump administration, which promised to repay up to 75% of these operations. The order by Biden could contribute to U.S. taxpayers completely paying the expense of the homeless hotels used in San Francisco during the pandemic. The city shelters about 2,200 homeless people in over two dozen hotels, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

It is uncertain if the order is retroactive, City Controller Ben Rosenfield said. If it were the case, the city would be entitled to millions of dollars.

“I think it’s safe to say that it will apply to those who are eligible from now until September,” Rosenfield said.

Around 85% of hotel guests are likely to be eligible for reimbursement, Rosenfield said, although it was unclear on Friday whether the Biden administration changed the definition of who qualified,” the outlet added, stating that the executive order of Biden is welcomed among city officials, as the previous administration did not specify when federal funding would come to a halt.”

“Fantastic! “Supervisor Hillary Ronen said of the order from Biden. “We can now open more places for people living with homelessness to remain safe during the remainder of this pandemic”:

In the age of the Chinese coronavirus, the California Department of Housing and Economic Development allegedly used tens of millions of federal dollars from the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to place homeless people in hotel rooms, as reported by Breitbart News in August.

“Administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), $600 million in grant funding will be made available to local public entities, including cities, counties, or other local public entities, including housing authorities or federally recognized tribal governments within California to purchase and rehabilitate housing, including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, and other buildings and convert them into interim or permanent, long-term housing,” the Homekey program announced at the time, noting that “$550 million is derived from the State’s direct allocation of the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief Funds (CRF).”

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