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Thank you to the television, radio, and newspaper media who continue to share headlines about the impact of our services. Their tireless efforts help us raise awareness of critical issues facing homelessness in Iowa City, throughout the state, and nationally.

For media inquiries, contact: Angelica Vannatta, CFRE, Development Director at (319) 338-5416 ext. 208 or angelica@shelterhouseiowa.org 

January 17, 2019

Shelter House opens ‘housing first’ project to combat chronic homelessness in Iowa City

THE GAZETTE | The new facility is a “housing first” model, operated with the mentality that stable housing should come before...
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January 17, 2019

Shelter House opens Cross Park Place

KWWL | VIDEO | The first-of-its-kind apartment building in Iowa is ready. It’s an apartment building where all of the...
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January 15, 2019

Cross Park Place to Celebrate Open House January 16

PRESS-CITIZEN | The completion of Iowa's first barrier-free, permanent housing complex for the chronically homeless will be celebrated January 16 at an open...
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November 29, 2018

‘Unconditional’ Shelter House housing project near completion

THE DAILY IOWAN | An ambitious new housing project from Shelter House, an Iowa City organization that aids people who are...
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November 26, 2018

Shelter House celebrates 35th anniversary, hosts homelessness awareness week

PRESS-CITIZEN | More than $5,000 was raised and 2,470 pairs of socks collected during this year's Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week hosted Iowa City's...
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November 15, 2018

Apartments for chronic homeless nears completion

KWWL | VIDEO | The state’s first apartment complex for the chronically homeless is nearing the finishing line in its...
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November 8, 2018

Iowa City Shelter House to increase capacity in extreme, cold weather

PRESS-CITIZEN | The Shelter House — currently Johnson County's only homeless shelter — received a permit from the City of Iowa...
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October 23, 2018

Warming heart and sole: groups collecting socks to ease winter’s chill

THE GAZETTE | A chance meeting will soon take some bite — perhaps even some frostbite — out of the...
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August 22, 2018

Summer heat brings in more families to eastern Iowa shelter

KCRG | VIDEO| Shelter House is an overnight emergency shelter that holds 70 clients. Monday night, it was nearly at...
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April 1, 2018

Shelter House’s new permanent housing to help lessen Iowa City’s financial burden

KGAN | VIDEO | With efforts four years in the making, Iowa City will be the home of a new kind...
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March 27, 2018

Shelter House reveals address, sets groundbreaking for first-of-its-kind housing project

PRESS-CITIZEN | Shelter House has revealed the address of a "housing first" project that will be the first of its kind...
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March 23, 2018

Emergency winter shelter rushes to reopen ahead of winter storm

KWWL | VIDEO | After closing for the season, area shelters are rushing to reopen overnight winter shelters ahead of the snow...
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March 15, 2018

Affordable housing, rental regulations and alleviating homelessness

LITTLE VILLAGE | Housing issues in Johnson County will be the subject of a panel discussion at the Iowa City Library on...
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February 1, 2018

Shelter House drop-in services

MEDIACOM | Mark Sertterh, Associate Executive Director, talks about Shelter House's drop-in service for the homeless and those in need...
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January 12, 2018

Sonora leaders discuss building homeless shelter with few restrictions

THE UNION DEMOCRAT | Local advocates envision a shelter in the City of Sonora where homeless people can come at night...
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December 1, 2017

Shelter House services and programs

MEDIACOM | Crissy Canganelli, Executive Director, of Shelter House talks about services they provide and how you can help.
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November 28, 2017

Shelter House’s winter programs, Housing First project fight homelessness in Johnson County

LITTLE VILLAGE | Shelter House, an Iowa City nonprofit that serves the needs of the homeless, has kicked off its Out...
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November 13, 2017

Shelter House lines up location for emergency winter homeless shelter

PRESS-CITIZEN | For the fourth year in a row, Shelter House will offer a temporary emergency winter shelter for people...
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October 27, 2017

The ‘unfortunate bystanders’ in homelessness are Iowa’s children

THE GAZETTE | To fully understand the situation, let’s look at some numbers. -- Over the past five years, no fewer...
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August 4, 2017

Shelter House gets $2.7 million for ‘Housing First’ project in Iowa City

THE GAZETTE |  An apartment building providing shelter to the chronically homeless, but without imposing entrance barriers of a typical...
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