Article: Washington state inspires federal bill to make it easier to help homeless students and their families

Washington state inspires federal bill to make it easier to help homeless students and their families

Neal Morton | December 16, 2019

 

Michael Mirra, executive director of the Tacoma Housing Authority, said the agency spends about $500,000 each year on the McCarver program.

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“Our main job is to house people with a focus on the neediest,” he said. “The other part of our job is to do that in a way that helps them succeed not just as tenants but as parents, students (and) wage earners.”

“We do not wish them (the students) to have to need our housing when they grow up,” Mirra added.

 

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Monday, December 16, 2019