The Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved $100,000 for emergency, short-term shelter at its meeting Thursday. The funds aim to help provide shelter for people without housing through the winter.

The money will be used by the Welfare Reform Liaison Project to provide hotel stays for those in need. 

Officials across the county are working to help the effort.

The Greensboro City Council also approved $100,000 at its meeting on Tuesday. Councilmember Zack Matheny said at the meeting there needs to be a better strategic approach to help house people.

"We've been talking about this and the best response is let's just put another 100 grand towards a Band-Aid," he said. "It's embarrassing."

The funds approved by Greensboro are contingent on the city of High Point also providing money for emergency shelter.

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