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Proposed homeless hotel rate decrease threatens to put families out on the street

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A budget adjustment bill in Montpelier will keep the homeless hotel program going, but at a lower cost. Lawmakers are sharply reducing the nightly reimbursement rate paid to hotels, raising concerns that some establishments will quit the program and force more people onto the streets.

Brittni Conger and Dakota Priddy live at the Travelodge in South Burlington with their two children. “Rough situation for all of us, especially the kids,” Priddy said.

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