NPR Illinois: Pritzker Signs Law To Help Homeless Higher Education Students

By Maureen Foertsch McKinney

When he was a homeless freshman at the University of Illinois Springfield, Chicagoan Prince Washington said he had to look for someone who could help find a place to stay.

He eventually did in the form of the vice chancellor for student affairs, the late Clarice Ford, who helped him get a job on a campus cleaning crew so he would have housing during the summer break.