Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education

Homelessness and housing insecurity are emerging as important issues in higher education. Although often invisible, emerging research suggests that lacking stable housing has a direct and significant impact on persistence and retention. This webinar highlights some of the largest studies that explore how college students experience housing insecurity and provides promising practices for how postsecondary institutions can respond to student needs. The overarching goals of the webinar are to first share findings from their research and connect those ideas to a definitional framework for understanding how housing insecurity and homelessness manifest in higher education settings. Further, researchers and practitioners will discuss how to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to working with students. Finally, presenters will provide a current campus program model developed to support students experiencing lacks in their basic needs.


  • Rashida Crutchfield, Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach
  • Ronald Hallett, Associate Professor, University of the Pacific
  • Jeff Klaus, Associate Vice President for Student Life/Development, California State University, Long Beach

Tuesday, August 14, 2018; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT (please adjust for your local time zone)

Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2993978248844788226