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Resources for Homeless Students

Homeless Students Resources

The following resources are available to enrolled students facing housing insecurity:​

HOUSING SUPPORT

LACC HOUSING NAVIGATORS
LACC Housing Navigators provide housing assistance to enrolled students between the 18-24 years old and either homeless, fleeing domestic violence, or at risk of homelessness. Referrals are also available for students who are 25 and older.For assistance, follow these steps:

  1. Complete a Problem Solving: Housing Navigation Form
  2. Submit the completed form to Ashli Vike at avike@lalgbtcenter.org
AFFORDABLE HOUSING

HEALTHY HOUSING FOUNDATION
Healthy Houseing Foundation provides affordable housing units for rent between $400 - $650 per month, including utilities. Check out the Healthy Housing Foundation website and Walk-In Wednesday flyer for additional information. 

LOS ANGELES ROOM & BOARD
The Opportunity House, a 50-bed facility, will provide stability & support to resilient to students in pursuit of their college degree. Visit the Los Angeles Room & Board website and informational flyer for additional information.

SEED HOUSE PROJECT
The Seed House Project is a live/work space for at-risk youth. Visit the Seed House Project website and informational flyer for additional information.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA LOS ANGELES
The Volunteers of America Los Angeles provides assistance to Homeless Transitional Youth throughout Los Angeles County. Read their informational flyer for additional information.

SAFE PARKING

The Safe Parking program gives people living in their cars, vans, and RVs/campers a safe and legal place to park and sleep at night. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority provides a listing of Safe Parking Program​ Locations

CLOTHING

ASG ‘Cubby’s Closet': The Associated Student Government provides students with clothes and shoes as well as some clothes for children and hygiene supplies at any time during the week on the second floor of the Student Union building. (NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

SHOWERS

Students can use the showers in the Kinesiology Building Monday - Thursday, 8:00-10:00 am, and Friday, 10 am -12 pm. Students need to bring their own toiletries and towels. For hygiene supplies visit ASG Cubby’s Closet. (NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

FOOD

CalFRESH
CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. To apply, visit the CalFresh website.

Food Banks Guide in Los Angeles
The Comprehensive Housing Information & Referrals for People Living with HIV/AIDS Los Angeles provides a list of Food Banks. Download a copy from their website

Food for Thought
The LACC Food for Through program may be available starting January 2021. Stay tuned.

Food Pantry Resources
Here is a list of food bank of food pantries in Los Angeles.

Genevieve's Garden at Blessed Sacrament Church
Provides lunch from 12-2pm with 20 minutes of sitting respite Monday through Friday. Download the information flyer.

TEXTBOOK AND SUPPLIES

LACC Foundation
Students can apply for book vouchers, as well as scholarships from their website.

Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS)
Eligible students can qualify for backpacks, supplies, and vouchers. For additional information, visit the Extended Opportunity Program & Services website.

CalWORKs
Eligible students can receive assistance with book vouchers and supplies at the campus bookstore. For additional information, visit the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility for Kids website.

CHILD CARE

Child care services is available at the Child Development Center, even if you are homeless. Your child(ren) does NOT need to be potty trained. Services are available 7:50am – 4pm M-TH, 8am-12:30pm Fridays. (NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

211LA
211 LA is your guide to the services, resources, & information you need to navigate life in Los Angeles.

Break it to Make it
This program is available for students who have been formerly incarcerated in integrating back into the community and focusing on academic support. For additional information, visit the Break it to Make it website.

CDC Eviction Moratorium
On September 1st, the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C) announced a national eviction moratorium for virtually all tenants in the U.S impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The order will be in effect from September 4, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Read here for more information.

Free Legal Support
Free legal support is available for Dreamer students. For additional information, visit the Dream Resource Center website.

Genderversity Center
Los Angeles LGBT Center staff provides weekly visits to offer support and assistance to students in the Genderversity Center(NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

Helpful Resources for Victims of Violence
You are not alone, call any of the hotlines on the this flyer for assistance. If you or someone you know is in danger of immediate harm, call 911.

Helping Hand: Resources & Support for Low Income College Students: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/low-income-college-students/

Housing Rights Center
The Housing Rights Center (HRC) is the nation’s largest nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to promoting and securing fair housing. Our service area includes Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Project Place can also be found online at www.housingrightscenter.org.

Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides a variety of drop-in services. Refer to this flyer for additional information.

New Protections for Tenants (AB 3088)
Are you unable to pay rent because of COVID-19? California’s new law may
protect you from eviction. Read more in English or Spanish.

Resources & Scholarships for Homeless Students: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/higher-education-resources-for-homeless-students/

 Contact Us

Alvaro Aguila
Student Services Specialist, Foster & Kinship Care/Guardian Scholars
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2335 (phone)
aguilaam2@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Myra Davis
Financial Aid Assistant
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2003 (phone)
davisml@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Armineh Dereghishian
Acting Dean of Student Services
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2452 (phone)
deregha@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Christina Espinoza-Guzman
Student Services Specialist
espinolc@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Oscar Flores
Counselor, Veterans Resource Center
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2777 (phone)
floresoe@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Phoebe Long
Student Services Assistant, Veterans Resource Center
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2126 (phone)
longpp@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Jeremy Villar, Dean of Student Services
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2011 (phone)
villarjr@laccd.edu (email)

 

 Food for Thought

LACC has launched a pop up food bank to provide free nutritional assistance to our students in need.

Learn More About "Food for Thought"

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