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Spokane Homeless Organizations Taking $173,000 Loss Next Year

SPOKANE, Wash. -

Due the effects of sequestration, federal funding cuts will be hitting the Spokane homeless. Several organizations in the Spokane area will take on a hit of more than $170,000 dollars.

The YWCA, Catholic Charities, S.N.A.P., Transitions and Volunteers of America will absorb the loss of money. A representative with Catholic Charities told us Wednesday that they will be losing $30,000. Gene DeRi told us that the loss of finding will affect case workers who work to find better, more permanent situations for the homeless population.

Annually the Spokane area receives $3.4 million dollars to help with homeless temporary housing and other services. The funding cut equates to 5% which will be $173,000.

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