Despite bonanza, aid trickles slowly to U.S. homeless students

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Reuters

By Daniel Trotta and Richard Cowan LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Frank Hardy, 18, has been homeless for the past eight years, moving in and out of shelters with his mom, or staying with his sister’s family while his mom has been in jail. As part of an economic stimulus package to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress voted in March to fast-track $800 million and urged educators to move quickly to aid the estimated 1.5 million students like Hardy who are homeless across America. But the cash has yet to reach the Los Angeles Unified School district, which oversees Hardy’s high s…

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