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The many hotels and resorts in the Catskills are known for their cultural history. The region's many major resorts have given countless young stand-up comedians the opportunity to hone their craft. The American society is known for showing films and works of art and is a popular destination for the most famous artists, musicians, writers, actors and musicians in the world.
Gillette and Christa say they are not sure when they will find out if they will get a permanent home or temporary shelter. They have already met with a housing coordinator who is working to provide them with long-term housing, but they told KQED the hotel program is not sustainable.
The state has spent more than $800 million to convert hotels and other buildings into permanent and temporary housing. Last month, Newsom announced a plan for the county to help more people move to long-term housing, including a $1.5 million grant from the state Department of Housing and Community Development to fund private funding and help them find housing. The remaining 84% is paid for by private funds, according to the California Housing Authority. While some have made it into apartments, Freinkel doesn't believe Project Roomkey has been a success.
Stewart Kahn of San Francisco said the city was determined to ensure that all hotel guests were moved to short-, mid- and long-term accommodations when they left, and believed there was sufficient capacity. A report by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, analyzed by KQED, shows that people who have been released from hotels since November 20 have managed to get into permanent housing, 345 out of 2,196 people. California counties rely on the CARES Act, which expires at the end of the year, to fund the remaining 25%. Robert Barker, a FEMA spokesman, says the federal agency will continue to provide monthly reimbursements for emergency shelters if needed, as long as needed.
The California Housing Partnership estimates that the state needs more than 1.5 million permanent housing units for people who need them, and a total of 2.7 million people in need.
The Catskills extend over large stretches across two counties, Greene and Ulster, and extend slightly into Delaware, Sullivan and southwestern Schoharie counties. Most parks and nature reserves are in Ulster County, but new ones are constantly being added. Not all land is publicly owned; according to the New York State Department of Environmental Protection, about 60% is privately owned.
From south to southwest, the Catskills are accessible via a variety of highways, including Interstate 95, I-95, Interstate 90 and the Hudson River Parkway. Many public areas are maintained and modernized, such as the New York State Park and Recreation Trail in Ulster County, which includes over 35 km of hiking trails. The Cross River Trail, one of the state's most popular hiking trails, covers more than 1,000 miles, or 3,500 km.
At the eastern end of the chain, the mountains begin to rise dramatically at Catskill Escarpment, which suddenly towers over the Hudson Valley.
Geologically, the Catskills are a carved plateau of flat regions that were subsequently eroded by watercourses to form sharp reliefs. Freshwater deposits that mix with shallow marine sandstones and shale, and finer sediments deposited further west. Because the original Devonian and Mississippi sediment is buried deep and slowly becomes solid rock, more sediment is buried beneath it than in other areas. These rocks change from gravel and conglomerate to sandstone and slate and back again.
During the Ice Ages, valleys and continental glaciers have circled the mountains and widened the valley notches in the Catskills. The erosion of the mountain continued as the rivers and streams of the region deepened and expanded into a mountain valley, the "Carnation."
The elevation stopped in the mid-Mississippi period and the sediments moved west, forming a large delta in what is now called the Catskills. During the time when the sea was in this area, the Acadian Mountains eroded, so that no more sediment flowed into the Catskill Delta. As the ancient Akadia Mountains rose to the east and then eroded the sediment that makes up the rocks of these CatsKills, they deposited in a similar way to when they ascended and eroded.
Although the Catskills are sometimes compared to the Adirondack Mountains further north, the two ranges are not geologically related, as the AdirONDacks are considered a continuation of the Canadian Shield, while the boundaries remain a matter of local preference. Route 30 in upstate New York provides access to the western CatsKills, but beyond the interstate there is a vaguely defined outer western edge. Sometimes views of both the Katzenberg and Hudson lead to a name "Blue Mountain."
The Catskills are bordered by the Hudson River, which runs north to south through the Hudsons Valley. The nearest major airport in the Catskill region is Albany International Airport in Albany, New York, about 1.5 miles away.