The Town of Union is getting $578,661 in federal Recovery Act funding for a homeless problem that may not exist within its borders.(via Best of the Web)
The money is coming from the federal Housing and Urban Development program to pay for homeless prevention and emergency shelter programs.
Union did not request the money and does not currently have homeless programs in place in the town to administer such funds, said town Supervisor John Bernardo.
"We were surprised," Bernardo said. "We've never been a recipient before."
Bernardo said he isn't aware of any homeless issue in the largely suburban town.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
One example of how your stimulus money's being spent comes from Friday's Binghamton (N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin: