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.

For questions about the Taskforce contact League staff at lizette@ccleague.org.

Download the Taskforce Fact Sheet
View the Taskforce Recommendations

Research & Reports

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

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


College Resources

Cypress College: Student-Only Overnight RV Parking Request Form

Peralta CCD: Student Food & Housing Survey

Single Stop Overview


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