A downtown Ark City motel, which has been used as long-term, low-income housing… is shutting down. The manager of the Town House Motel… Sandy Hawkins…. told the local newspaper that the owner of the motel posted a notice, stating that it was closing due to COVID-19. That announcement, according to Hawkins, came with no warning. The very next day, the owner had the electricity turned off, and the residents were left without power, and without a place to live, without notice. Although the power has since been turned back on, the fate of the motel and some of the residents remains up in the air. The motel owner reportedly had asked for the water to be shut off, but before the city took that action, he called back and told them to leave the water on.