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VIDEO: Stimulus program helps homeless people get off the street

Friday, December 11, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 8:18 a.m. CST, Friday, December 11, 2009
Three local groups will help identify homeless people who can be helped by a nearly $400,000 federal stimulus grant given to Columbia. One way the money will be used is to pay security deposits to utility companies, which can keep people from being able to afford to move into apartments.

COLUMBIA — The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing program is a stimulus program designed to help those who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness get off the street.

The city of Columbia adopted the grant worth $405, 358 to the budget last December. Lutheran Family and Children Services is one of the 3 agencies that will receive the funding to help those in the community find shelter.


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Ray Shapiro December 11, 2009 | 2:14 a.m.

I've been homeless.
This time of year is most difficult.
Yes, you can catch your death of cold.
Seek shelter and warmth.

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