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Fillmore Center in Cedar Rapids will be used as a cooling center for people experiencing homelessness

With temperatures rising and many buildings closed to the public due to COVID-19, people experiencing homelessness or individuals who don’t have access to air conditioning have limited options for where they can go to cool off. On Wednesday, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved using the county-owned Fillmore Center, 520 11th St NW, as […]

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With a Bachelor's & a Backpack

My Grandfather had a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He taught classes, was involved in the state legislature and founded a business. My Dad has an M.B.A. I always felt my parents had great expectations for me. At times, my dreams were greater than their expectations. But, throughout most of my adult life they would probably just […]

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God Bless This Porch

On October 14, 2008, seven men slept on a porch huddled under blankets in Iowa City in the cold and rain. Father Ken has lived in the parish house for 12 years, and the porch had doubled as a shelter for the homeless even before he started at the parish. The porch, located between St. […]

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Aluminum Gold

With Aluminum Gold, Little Village is launching a three-part series on what homelessness in Iowa City and Eastern Iowa looks like. We can’t pledge to satisfy or break every stereotype, but we can pledge to give you stories you haven’t heard before. We’re beginning this series in October because its already damn cold outside, and […]

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