Misinformation, opposition dog city’s plan to convert two hotels into housing

Getting homeless people off the street and into permanent homes is not a controversial idea. Getting people to agree on where they should live, however, can be a tough sell.

San Diego city officials are experiencing that challenge once again as plans move forward to buy two hotels that could house 400 homeless people who are staying at a temporary shelter in the San Diego Convention Center.

The proposal to

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Misinformation, opposition dogs city’s plan to convert two hotels into housing

Getting homeless people off the street and into permanent homes is not a controversial idea. Getting people to agree on where they should live, however, can be a tough sell.



a tree in front of a building: The Residence Inn by Marriott located at Hotel Circle is one of two hotels the San Diego Housing Commission is planning to purchase and convert into permanent homes for people now homeless. (Kristian Carreon/For the San Diego Union-Tribune)


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The Residence Inn by Marriott located at Hotel Circle is one of two hotels the San Diego Housing Commission is planning to purchase and convert into permanent homes for people now homeless. (Kristian

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Queer collective activists refuse City’s accommodation

By Chelsea Geach Time of article published17h ago

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MEMBERS of the We See You Collective have opted to sleeping on a different friend’s couch every couple of nights, than move to the accommodation they were offered by the City of Cape Town.

The group vacated the property on Thursday as instructed by the high court and do not have to pay costs for

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Exclusive: Hilton returns to Abu Dhabi with the city’s first Conrad Hotels & Resorts | United Arab Emirates | Hospitality

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers will start welcoming guests from October 1.

The luxury brand will replace Jumeirah as operators of the iconic towers, following the signing of a management agreement between Hilton and HH Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.

It is the first of Hilton’s luxury portfolio to operate in the capital.

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer, Hilton’s president for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said, “Abu Dhabi is a

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Edmonton hotels show interest in supporting city’s housing needs



a person sitting on the side of a building: Image of person lying outside Hope Mission shelter.


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Image of person lying outside Hope Mission shelter.

The desperate need to house Edmonton’s homeless is catching the attention of an industry struggling to keep their rooms occupied.

“Our hotels pre-pandemic probably would have enjoyed occupancy around 70 per cent. Now we’re quite excited when a hotel is around 20 per cent,” said Karen Chalmers, executive director of Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels.

This past Monday, the

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