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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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FEMA’s website has some good information for managing power outages like many of us are experiencing after the storms, including guidance for those returning to homes--what to do during and after. Download the pdf: ... See MoreSee Less

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The ARCH National Respite Network has released voluntary national guidelines, “Providing and Receiving Respite Care Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The guidelines aim to help providers, family caregivers, and people who receive respite services, give and receive respite care as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access the guidelines and more resources from the ARCH online: ... See MoreSee Less

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