Racine’s largest homeless shelter faces deficit over motel costs

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) --- Officials at Racine's largest homeless shelter says they are facing a $148,000 deficit mainly for the costs of motel stays for people during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO) has spent more than $332,000 just on motels. They usually only spend $5,000 a year putting people in motels.

The Racine Journal Times reports that the HALO shelter normally has enough beds for 120 people. When the pandemic hit in March, there were about 130 people staying there. 

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