FRESH offers services to UCI students to help them meet their basic needs, including food pantry visits, CalFresh application assistance, vouchers to a local farm, and consultations with our social worker.
Basic Needs Sponsored Housing
Up to 30-days of temporary housing at UCI is provided to students who are currently facing homelessness per the McKinney-Vento definition. Open to learn more.
The Mckinney-Vento Act defines homelessness as:
Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (also referred to “doubled up” or “couch surfing”)
Students who live in substandard housing such as motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
Students living in emergency or transitional shelters
Students abandoned in hospitals
Students with no stable foster care placement
Students (possibly with families) who are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions that relate to violence against the individual or a family member.
Students eligible to be housed in the Basic Needs Sponsored Housing spaces must be currently enrolled with full- or part-time status; Exceptions will be considered in a collaborative process, with the final determination to be made by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. Eligible students must be in good standing with the Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, and with UCI Student Housing.