A HOUSE DIVIDED

A WINTER OF DISCONTENT AMONG ADVOCATES OF THE HOMELESS

Haggerty says United Way recommends that agencies have a three-month cash surplus on hand. But don't look for that amount in his own budget. We don't have that yet," he says, but we're working on it."

IT'S THE WAY THAT CASS built its financial nest egg that irks Louisa Stark and others. They point out that the agency's reserve has increased while the number of people served has decreased.

In 1989, according to the agency's annual report, nearly 13,000 people stayed at the shelter. In 1991, 5,600 people stayed at the shelter.

One reason for the difference, Orton says, is that CASS shut down its outdoor shelter in 1990.

A HOUSE DIVIDED A WINTER OF DISCONTENT ... v1-15-92

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