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Fri Apr 24, 2020, 01:27 AM

St. Louis contracts with two hotels to shelter homeless amid pandemic

ST. LOUIS — The city has begun leasing rooms in two hotels to help shelter homeless people during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Nineteen rooms at the Mark Twain Hotel at Ninth and Pine streets downtown and the 33-room First Western Inn at 4828 North Broadway near Interstate 70 are available for shelter.

That adds to the extra spaces lined up earlier this month in part of the former Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home on North Florissant Avenue.

Steve Conway, Mayor Lyda Krewson’s chief of staff, said some rooms in other hotels may be leased as soon as next week.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/coronavirus/city-contracts-with-two-hotels-to-shelter-homeless-amid-pandemic/article_32515cca-5006-5123-a21d-468eecbe6fcf.html

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