The People Concern is proud to be involved in Project Roomkey (PRK) as it is our priority to ensure the health and safety of those we serve. PRK, is a joint effort between the state, county, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which aims to move individuals deemed at high risk for developing COVID-19 into 15,000 hotel and motel rooms across California. The initiative aims to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities, prevent the spread of COVID-19, and enhance capacity in our healthcare system.
The People Concern is currently managing and providing services for two hotels under PRK. Our staff will be on-site 24/7 throughout the duration of the initiative providing complete wraparound services to the hotel residents.
“We’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with many great partners to move highly vulnerable people into hotel rooms. The people we are serving in PRK are grateful to be in a place of safety where they can take care of their health amidst the pandemic,” says The People Concern CEO John Maceri. We’re excited to share that we’ve moved some of our program participants into hotels as part of PRK. As of April 28, over 9,400 people have found a sense of safety and stability after moving into their hotel rooms.
The People Concern is also working with LAHSA to develop the LA Rehousing Recovery Strategy to permanently house residents of PRK.
PRK is such a large scale collaboration between service providers, cities, the county, local businesses, and community members and we’d like to showcase this incredible collaborative process as well as the community coming together to support this effort.
Watch The People Concern and our PRK partners in action.