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Regional Missouri homeless program nearly out of money

Monday, April 12, 2010 | 9:46 a.m. CDT

ROLLA — A program to prevent homelessness in a seven-county region of Missouri is nearly out of money.

Linda Loughridge, a fiscal officer for the Meramec Regional Planning Commission, said the program had only $15,088 on hand at the end of March.

The program spends an average of $20,094 every month to help people and families who are either homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless.

The Rolla Daily News reported that Loughridge told the Phelps County Commission last week that the program had spent half of its its two-year $115,559 allocation in the first six months of the program.

The program includes Phelps, Washington, Pulaski, Crawford, Maries, Osage and Gasconade counties.

 


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Ray Shapiro April 12, 2010 | 2:44 p.m.

("The Rolla Daily News reported that Loughridge told the Phelps County Commission last week that the program had spent half of its its two-year $115,559 allocation in the first six months of the program.")

Is that good money management?

How's Columbia handling their $400,000?

("Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the two-year $405,358 grant offers financial support and case-management services to prevent people from becoming homeless and to re-house those who already are homeless.")
http://www.columbiamissourian.com/storie...

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