Emergency Housing

What is Emergency Housing?

The goal of the Basic Needs Center’s Emergency Housing resource is to provide short-term emergency housing to students who are unhoused or are at imminent risk of losing their housing. The Basic Needs Center Team will conduct a needs assessment to determine the most appropriate intervention. 

  • Due to our limited resources, our extremely limited emergency housing is available to students in situations that often consist of safety concerns, extreme habitability issues, imminent evictions, staying/sleeping in a public place, in a car, or other extreme crisis situations, and with no resources to support alternative optionsUnfortunately, our program does not currently have temporary, transitional, or expected gap housing for students

  • Available for a maximum of 29 days on-campus (w/ exceptions) or 5-7 days at a hotel depending on our assessment of need, fit, and availability


Currently enrolled students, including undergrad, grad, international, and undocumented students. Unfortunately, it is not available for unenrolled students, visiting scholars, extension students, staff or faculty 

What is Not an Emergency Housing Situation?

Unfortunately, our program does not currently provide direct temporary, transitional, or expected gap housing for students

How to Get Support

Apply for emergency housing with the Basic Needs Assistance Form

Temporary & Short-Term Housing Resources

After Hours Emergency Housing Resources

The Basic Needs Center’s Emergency Housing program can be accessed during regular business hours (9am - 5pm) and is closed on weekends/holidays. For emergency housing needs during evening, weekend and holiday hours, please consider whether you have options such as family, friends, hotels/motels/Airbnb, etc. If you are unable to secure a temporary location to stay, below are options for local shelter resources:

Shelters and Community Resources

If you can not find temporary housing with family or friends and can not afford an emergency stay at a hotel/motel, please contact:

Other Emergency Needs