FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com)— St. Louis County tax dollars have helped people in North County stay in their homes during the crisis in Ferguson.
St. Louis County Council Members approved $1 million for residents of North County. Many of the residents were terrified to leave their homes when protesters took over West Florissant in Aug.
In an application process through the United Way, roughly 1,900 people asked for the county’s help in paying for housing. Of the 1,900 who applied, 850 met specific criteria and 375 households qualified for county money.
Those who qualified have received between $800 and $1,000 to help. These are people who were barely making ends meet before the death of Michael Brown.
Many people are wondering what will happen once the grand jury’s decision is announced, the county says they will give more money to the people in the Ferguson area, but right now they are taking a wait and see approach before making the decision.