As the costs of basic needs continue to rise, low-income Boone County residents continue to feel the pain, delaying their recovery from the economic impacts already caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boone County has more than $30 million in ARPA funds to help our community recover from this health and economic crisis. Boone County residents resoundingly want our public funds to support our communities and our neighbors most harmed through the pandemic. It’s time for the Boone County Commissioners Aldred, Thompson, and Atwill to deliver relief directly to our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet.
Take action now & tell County Commissioners Aldred, Thompson, and Atwill to pass a Direct Cash Assistance program to bring some relief to our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet.
Last year, Missouri Jobs with Justice helped pass a nationally innovative program that invested more than $5 million in direct cash stimulus to more than 9,000 low-income families in St. Louis. The Boone County Commission now has the opportunity to use our ARPA funds to put cash directly in the hands of residents.
In St. Louis, a one-time $500 cash stimulus helped families with child care, bills, rent, car repairs, health care, and other necessities. This investment in residents helped keep people in their homes, find new jobs, and not be forced into worse financial situations.
Take action now and tell Boone County Commissioners Aldred, Thompson, and Atwill to pass a Direct Cash Assistance program to help our neighbors through this crisis.