Housing is Critical for Success
SHA’s HBCU Healthy Housing (H3) Initiative
A recent study showed that students at HBCUs struggle to maintain safe, affordable housing, and many of them said they were homeless in the last year. Moreover, certain groups of students, including those who are female, LGBTQ or low income, experienced housing and food insecurity at higher rates than their peers.
Student Housing of America’s mission is to help students be successful throughout their college career by providing safe and affordable housing designed for their scholastic needs and creating a positive environment for achievement through our various support programs. We work hand in hand with HBCUs, corporate partners, and other organizations to address students’ needs and provide for their well-being.
We are proud to announce our HBCU Healthy Housing (H3) Initiative.
Additionally, SHA’s support programs extended to our partner universities so that students who live on-campus or at other student housing properties can also benefit from our initiative.
Housing and Food Insecurity
The center, which is based at Temple University, surveyed nearly 5,000 students from 14 private and public HBCUs in fall 2020 and found that 46 percent of students lacked sufficient food a month prior to when the survey was taken. More than half of the students, 55 percent, said they struggled to maintain safe, affordable housing, and 20 percent said they were homeless in the last year.