Clinton Housing and Homelessness Policy Recommendations
Students in a course in the School of Planning and Public Affairs developed recommendations to help address homelessness in Clinton.
Homelessness is a complex issue linked to poverty, mental illness, lack of affordable housing, and other factors. It is also on the rise in the Midwest. Students in the course Public Policy and Persuasion examined the causes of homelessness in Clinton and various ways to address it. They pulled best practices from similar communities and made recommendations for Clinton. These include better communication with landlords, especially regarding the benefits to them of Section 8 housing; tools for improving the rights of those involved with opioid abuse; and development of a housing website.