Mecklenburg County Shelters Lose Federal Funding

$500,000 in funding being cut by the Federal Emergency Management Agency


Nine Charlotte human service programs are scrambling to replace more than $500,000 in funding cut last month by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The money was part of FEMA's Emergency Food & Shelter Program and went to the county's five homeless shelters, three emergency food programs and Crisis Assistance Ministry, which offers rent and mortgage help for those facing evictions.

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Nine local agencies received news leaders say they didn't want to hear. They were notified their federal funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be completely cut. The agencies are now looking at a combined total of a $500,000 budget gap.

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