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.