Opinion: Attention, College Students. California’s New Budget Can Help You with Food and Housing.

Jul 21, 2021 | 20 Million Minds

This op-ed was originally published by The San Diego Union-Tribune

Crutchfield is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. Michelson, M.D., is founder and co-chair of the Michelson 20MM Foundation. Both live in Los Angeles.

A 2018 California State University survey of more than 24,000 students found that nearly one in 10 had experienced homelessness, and more than 40 percent had struggled with food insecurity.
— Dr. Rashida Crutchfield and Dr. Gary Michelson

Dr. Rashida Crutchfield and Dr. Gary Michelson share their commentary on why California’s new budget can support university students’ basic needs ⁠such as food and housing. “Fortunately, California’s recently enacted budget makes huge strides in support of student basic needs. All three systems of higher education in California will receive millions in one-time dollars for emergency financial aid ($15 million for UC, $30 million for CSU, $150 million for CCC)”. Read more