Community college students struggle with affordable housing

As a lack of affordable housing in the state continues to confront low-income residents, many community college students are feeling the brunt of out-of-reach rent.

The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study by the U.S. Department of Education found that, nationally, 8% of community college students experienced homelessness in 2020.

There are 31 community colleges in the state, including three tribal colleges. Most of those without housing provide resources for students to find off-campus options in the area.

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