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Council rejects city's recommendations; approves new plan for funding

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Debate raged between Toledo city council and the Bell administration over the allocation of federal money for local organizations and shelters.

Thursday, council members reject the city's recommendations and instead goes with its own plan.

For now, it means those organizations could keep programs and services.

At the meeting there were hugs and tears of joy as council took the vote to restore some federal funding for area homeless shelters and community groups.

Last week, funding recommendations from the Department of Neighborhoods were released, and because of declining federal money, the organizations were bracing for a hug hit.

Council's new plan gives the shelters the same budget as last year.  Although many will still be operating in deficit.

The Aurora House will now lose about $24,000 as opposed to $64,000.  It means avoiding a complete elimination of services.

"It's not the devastation we were expecting," Executive Director, Denise Fox said.

Family House leaders are also breathing a sigh of relief.  Instead of dealing with a $79,000 cut, it will only lose about $15,000.  Now, the toddler program on the chopping block could come back.

"By cutting our child services, that put another barrier in front of our families," Executive Director, Renee Palacios told 13abc.  "Our job is to remove those barriers so they can get into housing."

In the end with or without the extra money, these organizations remain committed to their mission.

A city spokesperson says in the meantime the Mayor will review the amended legislation and take action accordingly.

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