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Food stamps, housing subsidies and other services at risk as standoff lingers

Jan 10, 2019 - The Washington Post

Food stamps, housing subsidies and other services vulnerable

The waterlogged ceiling of Betty Gay's rural Kentucky home sags so low that she hits her head on the light fixture. She's only 5-foot-1. When it rains, the retired nurse's aide covers her bathroom floor with buckets and towels. Mold festers on the damp walls.

Gay, 70, was counting on a $20,000 loan from the Agriculture Department this winter to patch the hole in the roof of the ranch-style Mount Sterling home she's lived in...