Teacher housing programs could help educators afford homes

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  • Source: USA TODAY
  • 03/15/2024
When Kareem Wall was homeless last school year, his classroom couch became his spot for stealing a couple of hours of shut-eye after the school day.

The 31-year-old had a second job as an overnight clerk at a Kansas City Hampton Inn, where he showered in out-of-order hotel rooms, often eating cereal, a muffin and fruit at the free breakfast before heading back to school.

The lack of sleep took a toll on his body, Wall said.

“There were times where I felt irritable, delirious, extremely fatigued, I felt like my body was one step behind," the English teacher told USA TODAY.

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