Union City officials lend helping hand to displaced hotel residents
(12/06/04) UNION CITY The Union City government is offering assistance to a group of people who will soon be homeless.
Union City Mayor Brian Stack says city officials will be doing whatever they can to make sure residents of the soon-to-be-closed Alberta Hotel will have a roof over their head. The citys efforts include first-month rent assistance to displaced individuals and the establishment of a shelter at Doric Temple.
The state says the Alberta Hotel is now being used as a rooming house and not a hotel. State officials say that fact, coupled with fire code violations, is forcing them to close the establishment. Stack is negotiating with the state to keep the hotel open a little while longer to aid residents who are reluctant to go to a shelter.
If negotiations arent successful, the hotel will close Tuesday.