At the onset of the pandemic, many shelters were forced to temporarily close or reduce their capacity. In an effort to ensure individuals experiencing homelessness had access to shelter, many local jurisdictions including the County, and the City of Wilmington in addition to the State began placing many homeless individuals/families in hotels.
Now that many families experiencing homelessness are in hotels, its important that we work to ensure they don't return to homelessness. That's why we've partnered with local jurisdictions to provide case management and resources to ensure no one returns to homelessness. Our Case Managers are working tirelessly to assist about 30 families in hotels move into permanent housing.