Housing Insecurity Resources
Ways We Can Help
Foothill College recognizes our Housing Insecure and Homeless students are the most vulnerable student population during this time. We will do our best to provide the most up-to-date community resources available to assist you. Please remain patient as we gather new information moment by moment.
Have you applied for Financial Aid?
Students who meet Federal and State eligibility criteria, are eligible to apply for Financial Aid. Housing is an expense consideration when Financial Aid is awarded. Contact the Foothill College Financial Aid Office for more information:
Resources to Assist with Immediate Housing Needs:
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Homelessness Prevention System Fliers
College resource If Impacted by COVID-19 and More...
In addition to assisting students with their technology needs during Shelter-In-Place, the Emergency Relief Fund Request form may be used to request financial assistance to help with unexpected expenses caused by the mandate.
Support Resources for Undocumented Students
Off Campus Services (Click on each Program):COVID-19 Financial Relief for Undocumented Immigrants >
Self-Refer with Our Partners
Although Bill Wilson Center and Catholic Charities have adapted their coordination to the Shelter-in-Place orders, both remain open to assist eligible students with establishing stable housing. We encourage you to connect with these established partners.
Are you a Foothill student who is housing insecure or homeless?
Housing Insecure and Homelessness Defined
Housing insecure means you are experiencing a set of broad housing issues and risk factors, including frequent moves, crowded living space, poor housing quality, or the inability to afford rent or bills.
Homelessness means you are absent of a place to live, which includes if you are living in a shelter, vehicle or abandoned structure.
If any of the above describes your housing situation, our Homeless Student Support Program can help!
Homeless Student Support Program
April Henderson (pictured at left), director of EOPS/CARE & the Foothill College Homeless Student Program, has joined forces with two Silicon Valley housing partners to help our students in need of housing.
The Bill Wilson Center
The Bill Wilson Center will assist students who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with immediate rental support.
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC)
We are partnering with CCSCC to find shared housing opportunities specifically for Foothill College students. CCSCC can match you with safe and affordable housing options.
For More Information
Please contact April Henderson at AboutHousing@fhda.edu. She'll help connect you with the services that you need!
April knows that in some cases families move away from the South Bay due to the high cost of living while they still have a child in college.
If you are housing insecure, you are not alone.
Students in that situation who stay to complete their studies often can’t find affordable housing. There are many reasons a student may find themselves on the brink of homelessness.
April is excited to directly serve students facing housing insecurity and get them the services they need.
More Referrals & Partners to Come
We are currently building our housing referrals and partnership list.
If you know of organizations within your community that may help to house college students or programs you have benefitted from, please contact April C. Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're Here to Help!
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