The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s report on homelessness shows that for the first time in seven years, the number of Americans experiencing homelessness increased by about seven-tenths of a percent. Iowa ranks among the states with the lowest rates of homelessness. Homelessness decreased by 10 percent last year in the state compared to 2016. That means 1,500 people and 1,256 families were homeless in Iowa. On this edition of River to River , Ben Kieffer explores what it’s like to be homeless in Iowa, particularly during this cold snap. "A lot of my friends have seizures and stuff, so it's nice to be able to keep an eye on them and not have to worry—not worry that they're out freezing, so that allows me to sleep," says Marcy of...
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