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Housing Insecurity Resources

Ways We Can Help

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Housing Insecurity Insights and Community Partners

The purpose of the Housing Insecurity Resources webpage is to provide the most up-to-date county and community housing resources available to assist Foothill College students who are facing homelessness or who are housing insecure.

Please Note: Foothill does not provide student housing nor do we act as a liaison to local apartment housing.

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.

For more information, contact the Foothill College Financial Aid Office

APPLY FOR financial AID

Foothill College Emergency Relief Fund

For Foothill students who have expenses related to COVID-19

Details Here

Foothill College Emergency Relief Fund Request Application

Housing Impacted by COVID-19?

COVID-19 Relief 2021

Click on each resource to access information


Santa Clara County and Community Resources

Housing Insecurity and Homelessness Defined

Are you a Foothill student who is housing insecure or homeless?

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Don't Know?

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 Resources may be helpful to you.

Mckinney-Vento Definition of Homelessness

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Support Resources for Undocumented Students

For off-campus services,  select a link.

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 help assist with accessing basic services. We encourage you to connect with these established partners. 


Bill Wilson Center


Are You a Military Veteran?

If you are a Foothill College student Military Veteran, contact our Veterans Resource Center to learn about the  Foothill College Veterans Housing Assistance Fund

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 Sonia Sanchez Santoyo at,