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Update: New survey results out today show that the rates of hungry and homeless students at community colleges across the country are higher than previously thought.

The results, published by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, show that one third of community college students go hungry and 14 percent are homeless.

Those rates are up from 2015, when the same research team surveyed 4,000 community college students in 10 states, and found one fifth were without adequate nutrition. Thirteen percent were homeless.

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study released this week by the University of Louisville finds that 40 percent of homeless youth in Louisville and southern Indiana have been victims of sex trafficking. 

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A partnership in Kentucky has been selected to receive $1.9 million as part of an effort to end youth homelessness. 

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The number of homeless across Kentucky is declining. That’s according to statistics released last week by the Kentucky Housing Corporation. The point-in-time figures for 118 counties refer to a count conducted last January. 

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The Gentry House in Murray is a place where people who are homeless can stay for 30 to 90 days, allowing them time to save money for a permanent shelter. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with director Sherece Cole about the mission and needs of the organization, and how homeless in rural communities are different than those you might see in a large city.

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A Graves County homeless shelter is at risk of closing if it can’t find a new director soon.  

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Owensboro has launched a program to get homeless veterans off the street.  

The city is working with the Veterans Administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the project. 

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Murray's Gentry House holds a Derby Party fundraiser on May 2, benefiting its residential service for homeless families with children. Director Kimberly Mason and Board Member Dr. Robert Lyons join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more about the party, an overview of Gentry House services and dreams for its future.

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New York Times and USA today best-selling author Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, visits West Kentucky Community and Technical College as the finale to the college's 2015 One Book, One Campus, One Community Read. Although the book is set in the 75 year period between 1854 and 1929, when an estimated quarter of a million abandoned and homeless children were placed with families through the United States and Canada during the "Orphan Train Movement," Kate Lochte asks the author if she sees parallels today.

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More than $19 million has been awarded to help homeless housing and service programs in Kentucky.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the grants this week. 
The funds will help with services such as street outreach, client assessment and direct housing assistance.

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