Billy Fox always proclaims they use “no taxpayer dollars”…hmmm really?

Panama City, Fla. –

In Panama City– volunteers are collecting information from the homeless population. Its part of an annual survey conducted for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD.

It’s necessary because HUD provides funding to non-profits like the Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army and with these numbers; they determine how much should be distributed to each organization.

Around the same time each year, volunteers target places where the homeless gather to ask them questions. Laurie Combs with the Homeless and Hunger Coalition says with more accurate information, HUD can better serve the community.

“We’re trying to figure out, what has contributed to their current situation. We try to look at the whole person and see what’s happening in their background that may have put them in a precarious situation.”

Volunteers will be out at the Rescue Mission on Friday because of the inclement weather. They’ll be there from 7 AM to 3 PM.



Hey what is wrong with this story? Billy Fox, director of the rescue mission has continued to claim that the rescue mission operates with “no taxpayer funds” but here in this notice for volunteers it is point blank stated that funds are provided by HUD. Which is it Mr. Fox?  Are you going to continue with the charade of claiming to have no financial support from tax payer money or are you going to finally fess up to the fact that a portion of your budget is provided both directly and indirectly from government entities (read that as TAX PAYERS). 

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