CHICAGO
09/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Stimulus Funds Put Homeless Agencies In Bind

In early July federal officials promised more than $67 million in stimulus funds to prevent homelessness in Illinois. They saw it as a way to help families struggling with an unprecedented foreclosure crisis.

State officials, fresh from a battle to balance a $9 billion budget deficit, saw it as a golden opportunity to cut back.

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