Housing and Homelessness

Students may find themselves unexpectedly homeless (i.e. lacking stable, regular and adequate housing). You may be homeless if you are living in shelters, parks, motels or cars, or temporarily living/couch-surfing with other people because you have nowhere else to go. Also, if you are living in any of these situations and fleeing an abusive parent or guardian you may be considered homeless even if they would provide support and a place to live. Reporting an unexpected eviction, fire or other disaster where you are living is also recommended. 

Fearing eviction as a student was nearing the end of her degree, a crucial step in her Financial Aid process meant a potential delay in her loans being released. After contacting SJSU Cares and meeting their case manager, they were able to coordinate with the Financial Aid Office. Her aid would be released in time for her to pay her rent and remain securely housed in her apartment. The student successfully finished her semester and remains on track to finish her Bachelor's degree according to her education and career plans.

Tell us a little about your situation; we'll review this and discuss with you about next steps, eligibility, and possible campus and community resources.   


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