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Hungry and Homeless on Campus

VU International News and Reviews No. 110 April 9 2018

April 2018

According to the report “Still Hungry and Homeless in College” from the Wisconsin Hope Lab, a staggering 36% of college students in their national survey were ‘food-insecure’ in the 30 days preceding the survey and also 36% were ‘housing insecure’ in the preceding year and 9% were actually homeless. The percentages for the community colleges are even significantly higher than that.

The report is based on a survey of 43 000 students at 66 institutions in 20 states plus DC.

The Wisconsin Hope Lab aims at improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education from the perspective that students from low-income households, students of colour, and students who are the first in their families to attend college are still being left behind.

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