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Mary’s House receives long-deserved funding after settlement of lawsuit against North Carolina

After struggling in legal battle over the past several years, the nonprofit homeless shelter can now recover after suffering without federal funding

Mary’s House, a nonprofit organization in Greensboro, North Carolina that provides housing and support services for homeless mothers recovering from substance abuse and their children, has received federal funding since 2005. However, in 2010 and 2011, the state of North Carolina denied Mary’s House from its Emergency Shelter Grants fund. After several years of legal battles, Mary’s House settled an agreement to receive a lump-sum payment of $72,500 from the state.

The Emergency Shelter Grants Program provided by North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is offered to individuals and families coping with homelessness. Mary’s House had received funding which provided $18,000 a year, which is more than 8.5 percent of the annual budget for the shelter.

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Jessica Liu is a sophomore at Haverford College, where she is majoring in political science. At InsideCounsel, she reports on news for the Women, Influence,...

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