LA CROSSE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The city of La Crosse is backing out of a proposed plan to assist the homeless. An offer to purchase the Maple Grove Motel has been rescinded due to structural and electrical issues not being fixed. The motel was to be used as a transitional housing site for La Crosse’s unsheltered population.

A statement from Mayor Mitch Reynolds says the city is continuing to seek solutions for the ongoing crisis. La Crosse’s Econolodge is serving as a homeless shelter through April.