L.A. Expands Resources for Homeless StudentsFebruary 2, 2018 |
by Story Hinckley
After living in her truck for three months with her teenage daughter and dog Snoopy, Alix Silverman decided it was time to go to college.
She had always worked minimum wage jobs to make rent, but she found herself homeless after getting injured on the job. So when the city of Los Angeles approved her for Section 8 housing, Ms. Silverman, who has a GED, knew she had to take advantage of her new federally subsidized rent and enrolled in the community college down the street.