POLL: Union’s Proposed Homeless Policy Will Deter 72% of Americans from Booking LA Hotel Rooms
By: No Vacancy News | Published: October 3, 2023
More than seven in ten Americans would be deterred from booking a hotel room in Los Angeles if hotels there are forced to house homeless people next to paying guests. That’s according to a new national poll commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and conducted by Morning Consult.
Los Angeles residents are set to vote in March 2024 on whether to require all local hotels to house homeless people next to paying guests as part of a ballot initiative proposed by Unite Here, a labor union that represents LA-area hotel workers.
If Unite Here’s ballot initiative passes, LA would become the first city in American history to force hotels to house homeless people next to paying guests. The AHLA poll highlights the dramatic deterrent a policy like this would be to tourism and hotel stays in the city.
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