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A New Focus on College Campuses: Ending Housing Insecurity

February 27, 2018
Caroline Vakil | US News

When dorms are closed, some college students around the country have no place to go.

The Tacoma Housing Authority and our partnership with Tacoma Community College was mentioned in a recent US News article about the issue of housing insecurity for college students. 

Housing insecurity – including homelessness, difficulty paying rent or utilities, or having to move multiple times – is an issue for students in colleges across the country, including the 23 campuses of the California State University system. According to a study CSU released in February on student basic needs, 10.9 percent of CSU students reported experiencing homelessness one or more times in the last year.

Other colleges partner with local organizations and businesses to tackle student homelessness. Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington, has a program in conjunction with the Tacoma Housing Authority to provide rental assistance to homeless students and their dependents. The program also offers case management services to help students find jobs.

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