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Student homelessness tied to lack of affordable housing

One student's story speaks for thousands

AJ, 16, is one of nearly 2,500 students in Kent County who are homeless. She is one of many young people affected by the lack of affordable and available housing, Many families cannot afford permanent housing and are living in motels, shelters and campers.

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Brett Atwood
Brett Atwood
Brett Atwood has worked in broadcast television for nearly six years. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in TV Production from Ferris State University, he continues to produce promotional and lifestyle content for WOOD TV8, in addition to owning his own freelance video business, Be Heard Productions. Brett has a great love for telling compelling stories in a creative format. He is excited to use his talents in sharing what's happening within our local schools.

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Issues in Education

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Students study whether city’s rapids should return

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in January 2014, follows Grand Rapids Public students as they study the Grand River’s dams and its former rapids — a topic that continues to be in the news today.
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