The city of Santa Fe has until Dec. 30 to spend $17 million of CARES Act funding and is making some sizable purchases.
City officials are currently in the process of financing a $2 million purchase of The Santa Fe Suites, a 122-unit hotel off Interstate 25, to provide housing for homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another $500,000 of funds from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development may be used as well, according to Affordable Housing Director Alexandra Ladd.
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She said Community Solutions, a nonprofit that works to end homelessness, will take initial ownership of the property.