Nicholas Slayton

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Nicholas Slayton is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles covering homelessness and inequality. He previously wrote for and co-edited Los Angeles Downtown News and has written for The Atlantic, Los Angeles Magazine, Invisible People and other outlets.
A FEMA sign posted outside the hurricane Harvey disaster recovery center.

FEMA Offers Full Reimbursement for Pandemic Shelter Costs—But Cities Are Still Jittery

Cities and counties have been slow to take advantage of the promise of full and retroactive FEMA reimbursement to expand emergency housing programs, frustrating housing advocates. What’s getting in the way?

As the Pandemic Continues, Officials Look to Long-Term Housing Options with Hotels

Advocates point to a bevy of successes in slowing the spread of the virus, but authorities struggle with cost burden.
hotel room

What’s Next for Those Staying in Hotels During the Pandemic?

As tourism remains slumped for the foreseeable future, some state and local governments are looking to create long-term housing for those who have been helped by temporary projects during the pandemic.