December 21, 2021 7:05 PM

Posted: December 21, 2021 7:05 PM

Updated: December 21, 2021 7:38 PM

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) —  It’s been Barely Greater than a month since houseless people dwelling in La Crosse  moved into the Econolodge on The metropolis’s North Facet, and leaders hope It Might be An alternative To Search out prolonged-time period options.

The metropolis contracted with the motel To current houseless people a warmth place To primarytain this winter, and Individuals who have been dwelling in Houska Park moved to the Econolodge Nov. 15. TListed right here are 100 people dwelling tright here now.

Kevin Stuhr said the Econolodge is giving him a probability to name someplace house.

“Home is what you make it,” said Stuhr, who spends a lot of his time cleansing the motel.

“When he acquired here in right here, he immediately started caring for people right here,” said Julia McDermid, authorities director of Karuna Housing, which is overseeing the motel. “He cleans, that’s what he likes to do to primarytain busy and Be Snug with himself.”

The motel additionally serves as a shelter Inside the unforgiving winter.

“I spent A pair winters On the market. It’s been pretty chilly, pretty miserable. That is pretty the blessing,” Stuhr said.

And it currents his fellow visitors a probability to breathe.

“It’s stabilized and given people You understand that it’s a set place to go. So as that they know every Evening time wright here They will lay their head down. They know wright here They’re typinamey By …….