About the Affordability, Food & Housing Access Taskforce

Real Solutions to Real Challenges

Across our campuses, we have seen the prevalence of food and housing insecurities. In recognizing the existence of these challenges, it is time for State and community college leaders to proactively engage in discussions and interventions to alleviate these insecurities that affect our students.

In Spring of 2018, the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) established the Affordability, Food & Housing Access Taskforce to provide system-wide recommendations to address housing and food insecurities faced daily by our students. This Taskforce will review and discuss research literature, participate in discussions with leading scholars, and hear from students regarding their challenges with housing and hunger. The Taskforce is co-chaired by Dr. Pamela Luster, President of San Diego Mesa College and Dr. Keith Curry, President of Compton College.

Download the Taskforce Fact Sheet
Taskforce Recommendations

Research & Reports

A Helping Hand: How The California Community Colleges are Addressing Insecurity
Authors: Wood, J. Luke and Harris III, Frank (2020). Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL)

College Ready, Hungry, and Homeless
Author: Nicole Restmeyer (2018). Contributors: Monica Henestroza; Jeanice Warden; Kevin Powers; Carlos Alcala. California State Assembly, Speakers Office of Research. 

Struggling to Survive – Striving to Succeed: Food and Housing Insecurities in the Community College
Authors: Wood, J. L., Harris III, F., & Delgado, N. R. (2016). Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL)

Still Hungry and Homeless in College
Authors: Goldrick-Rab, S., Richardson, J., Hernandez, A., & Cady, C. (2018). Wisconsin HOPE Lab.

Hungry and Homeless in College
Authors: Goldrick-Rab, S., Richardson, J., & Hernandez, A. (2017). Hungry and homeless in college: Results from a national study of basic needs insecurity in higher education. Wisconsin HOPE Lab.

Basic Needs Survey Report
By: Chancellor's Office for California Community Colleges (2018)


Task Force Materials

Affordability, Food, & Housing Access Task Force Survey Results

Historical Timeline and Achievements

CalFresh Access Flyer

Meeting Schedule

August 31, 2018 Meeting Summary

October 24, 2018 Meeting Summary

November 14, 2018 Meeting Summary

December 6, 2018 Meeting Summary

September 25, 2020 Meeting Summary

October 30, 2020 Meeting Summary

November 13, 2020 Meeting Summary

December 11, 2020 Meeting Summary


College Resources

#RealCollegeCalifornia Coalition 

Peralta CCD: Student Food & Housing Survey

Single Stop Overview



The Affordability, Food, & Housing Taskforce invites you to our partnership with the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice,  the #RealCollegeCalifornia coalition. The goal of #RealCollegeCalifornia is to offer technical support to college leaders as we seek to secure students’ basic needs and to promote degree completion. Together, we'll explore long-term solutions.  Click here to learn how  your college or district can become a member of the #RealCollegeCalifornia coalition.

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