A family of seven who lived in the Lawrence Community Shelter for more than 400 days was helped out of it through a new rental-assistance program established by the city of Lawrence and Douglas County.
The New Horizons Family Housing Program was created to transition single- or two-parent families, such as that family of seven, out of the Lawrence Community Shelter with housing vouchers and one-time grants for security and utility deposits.
Douglas County contributed $50,000 to the program in October, most of which has already been used. The City Commission will decide Tuesday whether to approve the program’s parameters and provide $100,000.
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