Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Alberta Halle

Alberta Halle



Alberta Halle


"I think it's a good idea. I don't take it for granted."

Alberta Halle, 82, of Arvada, lives alone in Arvada. Years ago, she and her second husband earned a living by doing maintenance work. After her husband died three years ago, Halle, a mother of three, has stopped working and stays at home most of the time because she can't afford to go out to eat and spend money. Her Social Security income barely covers her expenses.


"You have to watch every penny. I don't even cook for my kids anymore because I can't afford it," Halle said.


In the Spring of 2009, Halle received the extra $250 check from the Social Security Administration paid for by the Recovery Act. She said she put the money in the bank "for necessities."


Halle said she didn't know the extra $250 was paid for by the Recovery Act. She also didn't know that some of the food she gets at Agape Life Church every week is paid for by the Recovery Act.


"I think it's a good idea. I don't take it for granted."









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