Fresno City Council approves purchasing additional motel to house homeless

City leaders acknowledged it isn't a long-term solution but call it a leap in the right direction.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- There will soon be more temporary housing for the homeless in Fresno.

The Fresno City Council unanimously approved purchasing an additional motel to renovate.

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The city is focusing on helping those in the Triangle area south of Ventura Street, where Golden State Boulevard turns onto Highway 99.

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Homeless people living in the area will be offered housing at the Sands Motel, which Mayor Jerry Dyer anticipated will be filled within three weeks.

City leaders acknowledged it isn't a long-term solution but call it a leap in the right direction.

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