More than 6,000 ex-homeless could lose rent help

Budget cuts could force the city to reduce aid to more than 6,000 formerly homeless families that need rent help.

The city's Department of Homeless Services says state budgetcuts are forcing it to cancel the Advantage program that helps thehomeless leave shelters once they've found jobs. Advocates say mostfamilies that stand to lose the subsidy can't afford to stay intheir apartments.

Residents say they are concerned they will have to move back into shelters. The cuts could begin April 1.

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