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The historic hotels of downtown los angeles skirt the edges of skid row and have been transformed into the role of housing of last resort. These once lavish hotels now offer weekly/monthly rental rates and offer voucher service, allowing those on public assistance to buy room vouchers in advance, giving the peace of mind that next weeks rent wont be lost to the temptations of the liquour store. Rates range around $125 a week for a single occupancy room. With a revival of high end housing in downtown, many of these hotels are facing plans for conversion into condominiums and lofts, eliminating this last resort from the low income housing options.