Providing Assistance to Housing Solutions (PATHS)

NOTICE: San Francisco State University observes Fall Recess from November 23rd- November 27th. PATHS inquiries received on November 26th and November 27th will be reviewed on Monday, November 30th.

Are you currently unhoused, or at risk of losing your housing? PATHS assists SF State students with working towards housing stabilization by providing resources, support, and guidance.

Two students standing in a Gator Crisis Housing unit

PATHS Programs

PATHS assists students who are at imminent risk for losing their housing explore solutions to keep them in their current housing, or identify new housing solutions. 

Housing navigation services are reserved for students experiencing homelessness, or who are at imminent risk for homelessness. Students who need general housing search support are encouraged to explore these renting resources and connect with the Dean-on-Call program.

Gator Crisis Housing provides short-term housing solutions for students who are experiencing an unexpected housing crisis, while they work to stabilize their housing.

SFSU has partnered with LYRIC and 3rd Street Youth Services to provide College-focused rapid rehousing services. Rapid rehousing helps students who are experiencing homelessness secure housing, regardless of their initial ability to pay rent. Students enrolled in the rapid rehousing program receive case management, support finding housing, and financial assistance with paying for housing costs.

The Rapid Rehousing program is funded by Assembly Bill 74 College Focused Rapid Re-Housing (AB-74). This is a California State funded program, enrollment at SFSU is required.

PATHS FAQ

Do you have keys to your own home or apartment? If not, you may be considered homeless.

Homelessness is defined as lacking fixed, regular, and adequate housing. You may be homeless if:

  • You are couch-surfing or temporarily living with other people because you have nowhere else to go
  • You are living/sleeping in a vehicle, RV, or car
  • You are living/sleeping in a motel, hotel, shelters, or campgrounds
  • You are living/sleeping outside in parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, or similar settings
  • You are being forced from your home due to violence

PATHS can support students who are experiencing homelessness, or who are at imminent risk of losing their housing, which would result in homelessness.

Imminent risk examples include facing eviction, cannot pay rent, cannot renew a lease, being kicked-out, natural disaster, housing is no longer available, etc.

If you are at risk of losing your housing, we encourage you to reach out.

Locating housing is an expected task when preparing to attend college. PATHS resources are reserved for students experiencing homelessness, or who are at imminent risk for homelessness. PATHS is unable to provide general off-campus housing assistance for students who may be moving to the Bay Area to attend school.

If you are not experiencing housing insecurity we encourage you to explore these renting resources and connect with the Dean-on-Call program for general support.