No home for the holidays: Why colleges should stop forcing students to leave campus during breaks
Tacoma Community College in Washington state established a partnership with the Tacoma Housing Authority to provide housing subsidies for students who are homeless or near homeless. The program is so popular there is currently a waiting list. At the University of California at Los Angeles, students themselves took the initiative and founded Bruin Shelter, a student-run shelter serving homeless students enrolled at UCLA or Santa Monica College. Though the program is supported by UCLA administrators, it was formed as a separate 501(c)(3) organization to bypass the type of university bureaucracy that can often stifle creative housing solutions for students.
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