Basic Needs


Community Resources

Section 1

Community Resource Guide

Explore our resource guide to find free and reduced-cost programs that are accessible in Orange County. Find food, clothing, finance, housing, job, mental health, medical care, and technology resources.

Renter's Rights

Fair Housing Council of OC

Fair Housing Foundation:

UC Immigrant Legal Services Center:

UCI Attorney Contact Information:

Lucero Chavez Basilio (she/her) | Staff Attorney

University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center |

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center provides free immigration-related legal services to students (undocumented or otherwise), as well as their immediate family members (spouse, siblings, children, and parents).

    • Initial DACA applications: we will prepare and submit new applications, but immigration has indicated that they will not process them until ongoing litigation is resolved.
    • DACA Renewals: If you have DACA and your current work permit expires five months from now, please schedule an appointment to renew, there may be funding available to cover the filing fee if you are a current student.
    • To book an appointment visit:
    • For general information on Initial DACA Applications, Advance Parole, and Employment-Based Options for immigration, check out the webinars on our website:
    • International Student? Reach out to the International Center
    • Important Note: Even though certain controlled substances are legal in CA, they remain illegal under federal law and are UNSAFE for non-citizens.

Food Pantry Finders

Find a pantry in Orange County:

Orange County Free Food Map

Find a pantry in California:

Student Discounts on Moving & Storage

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Discounts on Moving Services

Low-Cost Tech

Low cost systems for qualified recipents:

Discounted home and cell phone services to eligible households:

Information on where free food can be accessed nearby in the community:

Save on your commute using the OCTA Bus!

Discounted UCI yearly pass: $169

University Pass Information

Bus Route Map

Off Campus Housing

Information about off-campus housing resources:

Off-Campus Housing Resources

211 Orange County

. By dialing 2-1-1, you reach a FREE, 24-hour emergency hotline linking you to thousands of local health and human services resources. Staffed 24 hours per day by caring, experienced and trained specialists, 211 Orange County connects you with help for resources such as housing, food, etc.

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