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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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Person-centered supports ensure people can make informed choices have the help they need to manage the risks that come with those choices. Join a free NCAPPS webinar, “Finding the Balance: Person-Centered Supports that Honor Both Safety and Dignity of Risk,” on Tuesday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m. Download the event flyer to learn more and register: ... See MoreSee Less

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Iowa’s UCEDD invites you to enjoy the spoken word performance of “Cherished Song” by Jorrell Watkins, UI MFA candidate. Jorrell participated in a year-long diversity fellowship at Iowa’s UCEDD, the Center for Disabilities and Development. His play, “Meet Us at the Horizon,” was recently performed by Combined Efforts Theater in Iowa City. Jorrell created “Cherished Song” for the closing ceremony of the 2019 AUCD conference in Washington, D.C.: ... See MoreSee Less

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