City Commission to decide on $100,000 request to help families transition from Lawrence Community Shelter

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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  1. TRY A PAY BACK HELP PROGRAM . THEY MUST BE VERY SMART PEOPLE TO HAVE 5 CHILDREN KNOWING THE COST TO DAY IS OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO RAISE JUST ONE CHILD TODAY IN AMERICA .HELPING IS GRATE AND GETTING PAID BACK SO YOU CAN HELP OTHERS IS EVEN BETTER.

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