Housing Resources

Aligning with our values of housing justice, transparency, and trauma-informed practice, it’s important that the PATHS team announce that we are at limited operations due to recent staff transitions. Long-term housing case management operations are on pause temporarily until our infrastructure can support the full needs of our students. The Food+Shelter+Success team, along with our valued community partners LYRIC and 3rd Street Youth Services, are currently prioritizing action planning, evaluation, and staff hiring in order to return to programming that centers our unhoused and imminently unhoused students as soon as possible.

Seeking support is a strength - we know that the need doesn’t disappear just because full services are paused. It’s important to continue asking for help.

Staff and Faculty may access support, consultation, or collaboration by reaching out to dos@sfsu.edu and basicneeds@sfsu.edu.

  • Students experiencing a housing crisis can also speak with our housing partners at LYIRC and 3rd Street Youth Services for an assessment of their housing needs. LYRIC and 3rd Street Youth services may also determine eligibility for Rapid Rehousing or additional community resources, which are limited to a case-by-case basis

Students may still access our Food+Shelter+Success Request for Support form for:

  • Community referrals, brief case management, and limited resource navigation:

    • Students experiencing a basic needs crisis can speak with a Food+Shelter+Success staff member or a Dean on Call who can provide brief problem-solving, advocacy, and facilitate and/or expedite a connection to appropriate resources on campus or in the community
  • Homelessness prevention emergency funds:
    • The HOPE Crisis committee does not meet during winter break (December 15 - January 31) so this form is temporarily inactive. If you are experiencing an immediate emergency, please reach into community resources first and then fill out our Basic Needs Request Form if you are seeking additional support. 
  • Food Security
    • Students currently experiencing food insecurity can speak to a Food+Shelter+Success staff member, get support with an emergency meal card or meet with the CalFresh support team to apply for benefits.

Please note that response times will differ depending on the urgency of need due to a high volume of requests. We must prioritize students who are unhoused or will be unhoused within 72 hours.

Currently, PATHS services on pause include:

  • Gator Crisis Housing
  • Long-term problem-solving (beyond community referrals, brief case management, and limited resource navigation)
  • Rapid Rehousing will be community referral-based