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Homeless student used ASU resources to gain housing

From the streets to the dorms: how Ira Sanchez was able to get out of homelessness

ASU Homeless Student

Ira Sanchez, a homeless student who gained housing through ASU resources, sits at Civic Space Park on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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Nearly 58,000 college students are considered homeless according to a FAFSA data report in 2013. Ira Sanchez, social work junior, is considered one of those students. In 2008, Sanchez was kicked out of his parents home and has been in temporary living conditions ever since. After graduating from Phoenix College, he wanted to finish his degree at ASU but found it incredibly difficult to find financial resources. Through ASU Student Advocacy and Assistance, Sanchez was able to find on-campus housing in Vista Del Sol.

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