Half of All Minnesota Community College Students Struggle to Pay for Housing
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Becky Z. Dernbach, Sahan Journal
Minnesota’s community colleges have gone to great lengths to expand access to campus food pantries to help students struggling with food insecurity. Advocates hope that addressing basic needs will help more students enroll in college and complete their degrees.
But for many students, help with housing remains elusive. During the pandemic, federal COVID-19 relief funds enabled students to weather housing emergencies. Now, that funding is coming to a close.