Williamson County sues to stop Austin from housing homeless in hotel

Williamson County has submitted a lawsuit trying to find to avert the town of Austin from making use of a formerhotel on Pecan Park Boulevard to supply housing to people today who are homeless.

The Candlewood Suites hotel is in a part of Northwest Austin that is in Williamson County. 

The lawsuit, submitted on Friday, asks for a momentary restraining buy and a momentary and lasting injunction from a nonprofit designed by the metropolis of Austin called AHFC Pecan Park PSH, in accordance to a Williamson County information release.

Building homeless housing at the lodge violates limits for the supposed use of the property, the release mentioned. 

“The Williamson County Commissioners Court has been vocal in its opposition of the Metropolis of Austin’s misguided ideas and has engaged authorized counsel to advise the Commissioners Court docket on how best to aid the County Attorney’s Place of work and neighborhood citizens with opposing the City’s strategies,” the launch stated.