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A year after the derecho, advocates reflect on how to better assist immigrant and refugee families in times of disaster

After the August 2020 derecho, Nabintu Baguma was most concerned about her four kids. Baguma, who is originally from Congo, has lived in Cedar Rapids for eight years and used to reside at the Cedar Terrace Apartments. The buildings in […]

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Hundreds of volunteers will spend a week repairing low-income Cedar Rapids housing this month

Cedar Rapids nonprofit Matthew 25 is looking for volunteers of all skill levels to help with home repair and maintenance projects as part of their sixth annual Transform Week. This year’s Transform Week will take place from Monday, June 21, […]

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Homelessness was increasing in Iowa. Then COVID-19 and the derecho hit.

A total of 2,647 Iowans were homeless on a single night in January 2020, a 14.3 percent increase from January 2019. The number of people experiencing homelessness in Iowa was increasing even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Then came the August […]

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City of Cedar Rapids is expanding its Rollin’ Recmobile program to also include a neighborhood resource center

The City of Cedar Rapids will add a mobile Neighborhood Resource Center to its Rollin’ Recmobile van. The addition is possible after the city received a $10,000 grant from the National League of Cities. Cedar Rapids was one of eight […]

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