David Smoot: Restore supports to aid needy

October 20, 2013 

The last seven to eight years have been hard enough on North Carolinians living on the fringes of our economy. Things we take in stride like a sick child, a needed car repair or a few extra bills that pile up are enough to drive someone over the edge from just getting by to suddenly being without a home.

Until now, these vulnerable families could count on some assistance: Medicaid, WIC, Work First, food stamps, rental subsidy vouchers. These were all supports that families living on the edge could count on to stay in a home. One by one the state or local administration has been taking these supports away.

We in the partnership foresee a growing number of North Carolinians living without homes unless these vital supports are all restored and strengthened!

David Smoot

Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness


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