The Fair Entry program allows low-income Calgarians access to subsidized rates for seven different city programs, such as cut-rate transit passes, reduced fares at city recreation facilities, property tax assistance and no-cost spay/neuter services for pets.
Meaghon Reid discusses the increase in applications with CBC, "...Fair Entry may be a way they can reduce costs so they can put that money into other things." With the increase in interest rates, inflation and higher utility and food bills "...a lot of Calgarians can't square the circle like the way they used to. They used to be able to meet all their basic needs, maybe have some money left over. That's simply not the case anymore," Meaghon explained.
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