Colleges are looking for ways to house and feed homeless students
“It’s really hard to use a voucher in this market, because landlords have been picky,” says Tacoma Housing Authority project manager Aley Thompson.
Then there’s the challenge of gathering the paperwork required for a housing voucher. “Sometimes I’m helping them get birth certificates for their kids or Social Security cards because as a homeless person they have lost or had everything stolen,” says Marybeth McCarthy, who helps homeless students at Tacoma Community College.
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