Advocacy group Pacific Research Institute pushes back on state’s claims about Homekey homeless program
By Ben van der Meer – Senior Reporter, Sacramento Business Journal
The state of California touted Project Homekey as a creative way to address the state’s housing shortage, and more directly, its growing population of people without housing.
But a free-market advocacy group has published a report suggesting the concept of buying hotels to convert them into housing was an expensive failure, with Sacramento specifically cited as an example.
“For the money spent, you’re not addressing the problem,” said Wayne Winegarden, a co-author of the report and senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute.