There used to be a program to house portions of the homeless population in some of the old hotels on Wilkinson. The idea was to put people making an effort or accepting assistance to return to the workforce in a stable location so they had a roof over their head, and a relatively private place to sleep and clean up. That program ended years ago. I won’t go into all the reasons why, but suffice to say there were many; some rational, but more irrational, speculatively fear-based or politically driven.
A rebirth of sorts is occurring with this long dormant program.