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Housing Insecurities

Housing Insecure and Homeless Students

Norco College, in partnership with local housing service agencies, provides housing navigation and placement services, academic support, and case management services to our homeless and housing insecure students. If you are at-risk of becoming homeless or currently experiencing housing and food insecurity, please stop by the Basic Needs and Wellness Center in the Science and Technology Building, ST 107, call (951) 738-7250 or use this link to schedule an appointment: Basic Needs and Wellness (

Homeless Youth in California Pursuing Higher Education: Assembly Bills 801

Norco College actively supports college students experiencing homelessness.

  • Any student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence meets the McKinney-Vento definition. In addition to those in homeless shelters or sleeping on the street, in cars, or other places not meant for human habitation, it includes students who are “couch surfing."
  • A student does not need to be an “unaccompanied" to qualify for priority registration. Students who are currently, or who were previously, homeless in the custody of parents or guardians still qualify (this is different from the criteria for independent status for financial aid).
  • Once a student is verified as a homeless youth, they retain that status for a period of six years or until they reach age 25, whichever comes first, and do not need to be reverified in subsequent years.

To discuss Homeless Certification and resources:

Kimberly Thomas
Basic Needs and Wellness Supervisor
Located in the Science and Technology Bldg – ST 107
(951) 738-7250


Rosio Becerra
Dean of Student Life
Center for Student Success Bldg. Room 205-B
Phone: (951) 372-7021


Housing and Homeless Services

  • Please contact Kimberly Thomas, Supervisor for Basic Needs and Wellness, immediately if you find yourself in a situation where you do not have a consistent, safe, or stable place to live.  Kim can be reached by clicking here
  • Eligible individuals can be referred to temporary hotel and motel housing by calling the HomeConnect hotline at 1-800-498-8847 or 2-1-1.


Hours & Location

Mon - Thu: 9 am - 5 pm
Fri: 9 am - 12 pm
Engagement Center Bldg. Room ST-107