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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 American Academy of Pediatrics will host a webinar, “Now is the Time! Flu Vaccination for People with Special Healthcare Needs and Disabilities,” on Wednesday, December 9 at noon (central). The webinar focus will include safely vaccinating during the COVID-19 pandemic, flu activity and surveillance, and why flu vaccination for people with disabilities. Learn more and register: ... See MoreSee Less

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In support of National Flu Vaccination Week, the CDC's National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability will host a webinar Thursday, December 10 at noon (central). The discussion will focus on vaccinating during the pandemic, and explain why flu vaccination is so important for people with disabilities. No registration is required. Follow the zoom link at event time, and use meeting ID: 858 0599 3682; and passcode: 177090. Zoom link: ... See MoreSee Less

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