As a student, you may find yourself unexpectedly homeless if you lack stable, regular and adequate housing. You may be homeless if you are living in shelters, parks, motels or cars, or temporarily couch-surfing with other people because you have nowhere else to go.
If you are living in any of these situations because you are fleeing an abusive parent or guardian, you may be considered homeless even if they would provide support and a place to live. Or you may have an unexpected eviction, fire or other disaster where you are living.
An SJSU student was fearing eviction as she 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 with a case manager, she was able to coordinate with the Financial Aid Office. Her aid was 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.
Housing insecurity is a real issue in Silicon Valley. Please contact SJSU Cares if you are in an emergency situation!