General Relief Cuts Take Effect Saturday
About 9,600 Missourians who receive General Relief are close to being cut off. The $80 check they receive each month will be reduced - starting February 1 - to $9 a month. And Governor Holden wants to eliminate the payments altogether in July.
Social service agencies say General Relief prevents homelessness. But can $80 really keep a person off the streets?
KWMU's Hillary Wicai prepared this report.
For More Information:
- Southside Welfare Rights Education Association
- Grass Roots Organizing