Bill Could Require Community Colleges To Provide Overnight Parking Facilities To Homeless StudentsAugust 20, 2019 |
by Rachel Wulff
A proposed bill would require community colleges to provide overnight parking facilities to homeless students. Some call it a “well-intended idea” while others are concerned.
Sacramento City College has 22,000 students between all of their campuses, and based on a recent study, one in five students have been homeless in the past year.
Kimberly Bautista is studying political science at Sacramento City College. She spoke about a fellow student who struggled with homelessness.
“It’s very sad and unfortunate that students have to go through these conditions,” Bautista said. “In order to pay his tuition he lived in his car for two semesters and one of those semesters was during summer.”