The Hidden Homeless: Exploring the Impact of Housing Inequality on Young Adults

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By Mauriell Amechi In March, Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report highlighting housing inequality, a disturbing yet pervasive issue impacting young people across America. In any given year, an estimated 3.5 million young adults ages 18 to 25 experience some form of homelessness — including sleeping in a car, on a couch (also known as couch…

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Ensuring Aid Access for Foster Care Youth

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By Mauriell Amechi Young people who spent time in the Minnesota foster care system can now pursue their college dreams without fearing student loan debt. Through the 2021 Fostering Higher Education Act, Minnesota lawmakers pledged $3.8 million annually in tuition assistance for college-bound youths and young adults. While this legislation is a significant step forward for…

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