Vallejo ignored warnings about conditions in Project RoomKey, emails show

The city of Vallejo was warned of deteriorating and hazardous conditions inside hotels it used for Project RoomKey – a program that provided housing for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic – but the city’s former housing manager either ignored them or took measures that were inadequate, newly released records show.

Emails between former Vallejo Housing and Community Development Manager Judy Shepard-Hall and the city’s contracted case management provider Unity Care obtained through a public records request show that Shepard-Hall received a scathing mold evaluation of a motel housing homeless people but didn’t act on it for six months.

This article originally appeared in the Vallejo Sun. Read the whole thing.