October 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
July 10, 2007 — “People are only going to be able to help for so long,” Houberg says. At the Sacred Heart Parish Center downtown, a sign posted on the door says the church will have no funds to offer until September. “I go around to local churches and agencies,” Michele says, “and sometimes I have to lie about being a single parent to get help. They won’t help us if they know I’m married.”

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