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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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The 2020 Iowa Legislative session is on, and last Friday, the deadline for legislators to request bills in this session passed. The next session deadline of note is Friday, February 21, the first “funnel” deadline. For the first funnel, bills must be voted out of assigned committees to “stay alive.” Find lots more about this year’s session, including disability-related bills to watch, in the current issue of Infonet: ... See MoreSee Less

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Are there youth and people with disabilities in your community who would benefit from your support and guidance? January is National Mentoring Month and today is International Mentoring Day! The website for the National Mentoring Partnership has an easy-to-use online tool to help find local opportunities to become a mentor: ... See MoreSee Less

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