“One thing I always tell people: you’ve got to keep going, no matter what,” said Bre, a student at DC’s Trinity University. She represents the one out of every two college students today who experience homelessness.
In the Quad Cities, college students double and triple up in shared housing. Some sleep in professor’s offices or homes. QC tutors visit elementary and intermediate school students whose families live in hotel rooms for months. Housing programs and shelters are full. Waiting lists for rental assistance programs are nine to ten years long--and growing.