‘The options are to sleep in the car.’ Housing insecurity for this Sac State student

‘The options are to sleep in the car.’ Housing insecurity for this Sac State student

October 11, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


That’s just ridiculous and around Sac
State, they don’t have affordable housing, which is kind of hard if you’re a student
and you’re trying to make ends meet. Financial aid only gives you
a certain amount of money. So once that money is gone, it’s gone. And that money isn’t just for housing. It’s most likely not even really for
housing. It’s mostly to cover our tuition, our books, the miscellaneous
stuff that goes within that. And then what’s left is for housing. It’s for us to survive and it’s supposed
to last us for the next five months. So it’s kind of hard when
you have to pick up two or three jobs, or one or two jobs,
in order to make that work. So it makes it pretty challenging
when we have to be a student and a worker at the same time. Options are to sleep in the car because at this point we really
don’t wanna go back home. There’s not really much to offer us home. There’s challenges and barriers that we
just don’t want to necessarily tap into while we’re trying to focus on school and
getting grades, good grades. So we’ll probably just end
up sleeping in the car or trying to find friends on campus that
may want to let us spend a night, because at this point commuting, for
me personally, is not gonna work. [BLANK_AUDIO]