A pilot program in Massachusetts aimed at assisting homeless college students is now providing free housing for up to 20 students in the state.
The program partners community colleges with nearby state universities.
One beneficiary of the program is Sumail. He says his parents kicked him out when he was 15. For awhile, he says, he lived at a gas station under a tarp with a Styrofoam door.
“My pillow was a bunch of dead grass, and every … now and then I’d wake up to a little eight-legged friend on my face,” he says.
He showered at the school gym.