January 20, 2022
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10% of Cal State students are homeless, study finds

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Many students and faculty members, she said, were unaware that the definition of homelessness extended beyond living on the street. Some students who couch surfed or lived in their cars, for example, did not consider themselves homeless.

Initial findings indicated that an estimated 8 percent to 12 percent of Cal State’s students are homeless, and 21 percent to 24 percent are food insecure, she said.