Student Housing Resources

SB 169 and the associated funding set aside in the 2021-22 State Budget is intended to provide affordable, low-cost housing options for students enrolled in public postsecondary education in California. SB 169 establishes a program of one-time grants for the construction of student housing. It also encourages colleges to acquire and renovate commercial properties for student housing.


SB 169 distributes $500 million from the 2021-22 State Budget in the following manner:

  • 50% of funding for California Community Colleges
  • 30% of funding for California State University
  • 20% of funding for University of California

Additionally, the bill states it is the Legislature's intent that the planned $1.5 billion investment in student housing in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 budget years would use the same formula.


SB 169 states it is the intent of the Legislature for $25 million to be used by community colleges for:
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Engineering Studies
  • Financing Studies
  • Environmental Impact Studies
  • Architectural Plans
  • Application Fees
  • Legal Services
  • Permitting Costs
  • Bonding and Site Preparation


For questions on Student Housing Feasibility Studies, please contact Lisa Mealoy, Chief Operating Officer, at