Question: Are communities still operating Project Roomkey? If so , is Project Roomkey providing temporary isolation shelter for COVID-19 positive/symptomatic? Or also for highly vulnerable folks due to age and/or underlying condition? If communities are no longer operating Project Roomkey, when did you stop operations? Thank you!

By Zulima Lundy
Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC


  1. Jennifer Harkey on January 31, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Ventura County is still providing Project Roomkey motel vouchers at three sites with a transition to two sites in March 2023. The vouchers are prioritized for those who qualify under the FEMA criteria, as highly vulnerable to COVID-19. We will be relying on State CDSS funds once FEMA funding ends in February 2023. The County’s Public Health Department provides isolation shelter for COVID positive cases at a separate hotel site. We hope to transition the majority of Project Roomkey clients into Homekey motel conversion projects, as well as new senior housing development for our 65+ population. Please reach out if you have additional questions.

    • CoC - Oxnard, San Buenaventura/Ventura County
  2. Kimberlee Albers on January 30, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Santa Barbara County ceased expanded COVID -19 positive isolation and quarantine in March 2022.
    Our efforts to hotel high risk persons continues today on a very small scale, the two larger hotel projects ended in December 2021 and January 2022 respectively.

    • CoC - Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County

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