Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mayor of Boise to give scrap cash to homeless fund

The Boise City Council has voted to approve $2 million to fight homelessness.

The money comes from about $12 million in end-of-year surplus dollars.

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter says the money will be used to create a trust fund that will pay about $100,000 a year as part of the "10-Plan to Reduce and Prevent Chronic Homelessness."

The council adopted the 10-year plan last month.

The plan emphasizes finding permanent housing for homeless people and bringing in additional social services.

The council approved the money yesterday.

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