Flagstaff Shelter Services is receiving $8.95-million to buy another Flagstaff hotel and turn into transitional housing. The Arizona Department of Housing made the funds available to them to buy the Lucky Lane Motel 6 via the American Rescue Plan. The funds are specifically set aside for the acquisition and/or rehabilitation of hotel units to turn them into shelter and housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. FSS director Ross Schaefer says “Flagstaff Shelter Services believes in the power of housing this model moves the needle in significant ways that has the potential to end homelessness for hundreds of our Arizona neighbors.” The hotel will be called “The Lantern,” and will be home to 103 units of transitional bridge housing. The site will eventually transition to provide permanent supportive housing to help the community’s critical shortage of affordable housing. The facility will be open for housing by December.