homelessness

Homeless students slipping through the cracks during the pandemic, congressional panel told

BY: - May 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal relief aid can help bridge educational gaps among children who are homeless and in foster care during the pandemic, members of Congress heard this week. “While housing is critical, housing alone does not close the educational gap faced by students who have experienced homelessness,” Jennifer Erb-Downward, a senior research associate at Poverty […]

Polk County to shelter COVID-positive homeless at fairgrounds

BY: - March 24, 2020

Polk County and partners are setting up a shelter at the Oman Family Youth Inn at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for homeless people who test positive for COVID-19. “When we are sick, we want to be comforted in a place where you feel safe and can get well. For people experiencing homeless, they do not […]