Community College District Moves into Student/Workforce Housing

In May 2023, the LACCD Board of Trustees took a bold step forward to address the housing needs of students, faculty, and staff by adopting a Board Resolution directing District staff to move forward with the preparation of a Districtwide housing plan.

“California faces an urgent need for affordable and accessible housing, with community college students particularly burdened,” said Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez. “We intend to address this issue through thoughtful engagement with multiple stakeholders and identifying creative innovations that address these needs while being fiscally prudent and operationally sustainable in the long run.”

LACCD is moving forward with its interests in developing affordable housing for its students and/or workforce by issuing an RFI/RFQ to partner with interested parties, including public agencies and private entities, and to retain a qualified pool of experts and professionals to help implement its vision through the District’s Student and Workforce Housing Plan.

“By adopting this Board Resolution, the Board of Trustees is working to remove barriers to education and fulfill our commitment to student success by providing basic needs programs, including housing,” said LACCD Board of Trustees President, David Vela. “A lack of affordable housing is a huge issue for too many of our students and the community. We hope to contribute to the many solutions-oriented conversations occurring in Los Angeles and the region.”

Juliet Hidalgo, LACCD

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