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Utah Schools Struggle to Support Number of Homeless Students

Sep 3, 2019
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As the new school year begins, officials say Utah’s Washington County on the Arizona border, is struggling to support its growing population of homeless students.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Flagstaff officials and many residents remain on edge about possible flooding from the Museum Fire. But it’s the city’s homeless population that is uniquely vulnerable. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, social service organizations are gearing up to help. 


Aaron Granillo/KNAU

People experiencing homelessness often turn to national forests as a temporary place to live. But, partial closures on the Coconino due to fire danger are steering many out of the woods and into already crowded shelters. As KNAU’s Aaron Granillo reports, non-profits, churches, police, and others are teaming up to offer safe and legal options for the region’s homeless.