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There is help in the community and on campus for those who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.

Resources for students experiencing homelessness

Resources for youth, families, and adults experiencing homelessness

The definition of homelessness is broader than you might think

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines homelessness as "an individual who lacks housing (without regard to whether the individual is a member of a family), including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised or private facility (e.g., shelters) that provides temporary living accommodations, and an individual who is a resident in transitional housing.

A person experiencing homelessness is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets; stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation."  A person may also be considered to be homeless if they are living in a "doubled up" situation, meaning they are unable to maintain their housing situation and must stay with a series of friends and/ or extended family members.