COVID-19 Project Roomkey

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued information and guidance about Project Roomkey which provides non-congregate shelter options to people experiencing homelessness, particularly private hotel rooms and trailers.  California has distributed 1,305 trailers for Project Roomkey.

CDSS recommends that who are experiencing homelessness and have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19 or are at high risk of COVID-19 be prioritized for Project Roomkey.

Project Roomkey providers should: 1) anticipated the need within priority populations and determine how best to triage individuals, 2) identify appropriate locations and properties and execute agreements with property owners, and 3) identify and operationalize core operating services, including wraparound supports.  (ACWDL, June 1, 2020.)