The following was among actions taken by the Alexandria City Council at its Nov. 11 meeting. For further information, call 838-4300.

MONEY FOR THE HOMELESS -- The council voted to spend an additional $53,000 to shelter the city's homeless this winter.

In two unanimous votes, the council approved giving $25,000 to Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St., which is opening a 30-bed shelter this winter, and $28,000 to expand a program that temporarily houses people in city hotels.

These expenditures will bring the city's total spending on the homeless in fiscal 1988 to $166,000. The city, which has no public homeless shelter, last year spent $141,000 to house the homeless in motels and hotels.

Alexandria City tanager Vola Lawson said that, even with the increases, some homeless people still will have no place to sleep.

"We expect to turn {homeless} people away to stay within the. . . budget," Lawson said in a Nov. 10 memo to council members.

There are an estimated 100 to 130 homeless people in Alexandria at any given time, according to city officials.

Because of increasing demand, Lawson said the city will allow those who are single to stay in city subsidized hotel rooms for no more than four consecutive nights, a decrease from the current five-night limit. Homeless families will be allowed to stay for an undetermined amount of time.

No homeless person will be allowed to use the city hotel program more than once a year. Until recently, a person could use the program every six months.

Last winter, Blessed Sacrament Church and First Assembly of God Church, both in Alexandria, operated homeless shelters with a total of 75 beds between them. Assembly of God Church notified the city recently that it will not open its 25-bed shelter this winter.

But Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, responding to the city's need for another shelter, said it would open a 30-bed facility Dec. 1.

The city failed this year in an effort to build a 65-bed shelter for the homeless near Eisenhower Avenue. Officials had hoped to place modular housing units on land owned by Metro, but they were barred by legal restrictions.

"We are more than happy to open this shelter," the Rev. Jack Woodard, rector of Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, said.". . . but we expect by next year for the city to have its own shelter."

Vice Mayor Patricia Ticer said the city hopes to run its own shelter by next winter.