For needy students, a Single Stop for aid

Homeless, Jason showered at the community college gym, slept in the library till closing then rode the subway all night.  At the Single Stop office on campus, a counselor helped him get food stamps, health insurance, student aid, financial counseling, a work-study job and a lead on a cheap room to rent. The nonprofit is partnering with community colleges to help low-income students get the aid they need to stay in school.

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  1. Property based taxes keep rentals priced very high. It’s actually cheaper for us to buy a house and put our college student in it with a roommate than rent a room for him (given that they do routine maintenance such as snow removal and cutting grass)…we’re not paying a property manager and needing a huge profit; we’re just beating the jacked up, soak the ‘rich’ college student rental rates.