College Success Initiative
The Crisis of Community College Student Homelessness
There are hundreds of students on each community college campus in LA who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. There are no dorms or any kind of housing support available to these students. Picture them: students sleeping in cars or couch surfing, stressed out and studying on an empty stomach, showering in the school gym, prioritizing education over their basic needs, all in the hope of a better future. Student homelessness is a complex crisis, but there is a simple solution: provide rental subsidies to homeless students so they can move into permanent housing, graduate, and thrive.