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Emergency Housing

Short-Term Emergency Housing Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with temporary housing if they are experiencing housing displacement or homelessness. Our goal is to ensure our students' safety and provide them with adequate time to acquire permanent and secure housing. Placement is subject to space availability and individual student circumstances.

When to Seek Emergency Housing

If you are experiencing homelessness (e.g., living in your car, temporarily staying with friends or family, or living on the street or in a shelter).

How to Request/Get Emergency Housing

  • The Emergency Housing application is currently closed for Summer quarter 2022
  • Fall application information coming soon.
  • Fill out the Student Self-Referral form.
  • If questions, please email the Basic Needs Department at; Subject line: Emergency Housing.

Emergency Housing Eligibility

You are eligible if you are a current UCR undergraduate or graduate student who is at least enrolled as a half-time student. Priority will be given to full-time students.

Please note: 

We are only able to provide emergency housing for up to 30 days depending on availability.