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What’s the Difference Between Public Housing and “Section 8” Housing?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has two kinds of public housing programs. The programs provide rental ...
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Iowa Compass Community Resource Database Featured in National Survey of Best Practices

Iowa Compass got a “shout out” in a recently published report from the National Association of States United for Aging ...
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Security at Iowa Compass

As Iowa’s disability-related information and referral service, Iowa Compass reaches out to a broad audience. Because we use information technology ...
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Getting Ready to File a Discrimination Complaint Based on Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the law that forbids discrimination against people with disabilities. Discrimination means treating someone ...
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Join Easterseals Iowa for their next Assistive Technology Maker Conference, September 6 in Des Moines. Featuring Grab & Grip technology! ... See MoreSee Less

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Four free screenings of the film, “Intelligent Lives,” will be held around the state in September and October. Sponsored by ASK Resource Center, the first screening will take place in Davenport on September 7. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP to ASK Resource Center is encouraged: ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you want to learn about Iowa Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS)? How you can train and become certified as a FPSS? The application is now open for the West Des Moines FPSS training this fall. Online training takes place now through October 8. In-person training happens November 5 through 8. Learn more and apply: ... See MoreSee Less

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