Article: Homeless in College: Students sleep in cars, on couches when they have nowhere else to go

Homeless in College: Students sleep in cars, on couches when they have nowhere else to go
Charisse Jones | June 10, 2019

 

Tacoma Community College in Washington has partnered with the Tacoma Housing Authority to provide 150 vouchers to help pay the rent for students in need.

And Jovenes, a program based in southeast Los Angeles County, helps out homeless students by paying their rent and providing a few apartments that they can share. 

"There is financial aid and scholarships that make college very affordable itself,'' says Eric Hubbard, Jovenes’ director of development. "But if we’re not focusing on all that students are dealing with to stay housed and stay fed, then we're not setting them up to succeed.'' 

 

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Thursday, June 13, 2019