UC Davis students Ashley Lo, Allie O’Brien and Katie Shen will be opening Aggie House, a transitional living space for students who are homeless or experiencing housing insecurity, during the 2021-2022 school year. Aggie House will be funded by a Basic Needs Student Innovation Grant which seeks grant proposals for student-run basic needs initiatives.
Last month I shared how I never stop marveling at the generosity and dedication of UC Davis parents. This month I’d like to talk about our amazing students, who are joining forces to address a growing problem at UC Davis and campuses nationwide: housing insecurity and homelessness among students.
The co-founders of Aggie House, a student-led transitional housing shelter, are promoting advocacy and awareness toward student housing insecurities within the Davis community as 7 percent of students annually experience homelessness and 18 percent experience housing insecurity.
Aggie House has been fortunate enough to partner with the UC Davis Development & Alumni Relations Office. Our program was featured alongside the ASUCD Pantry in this video highlighting basic needs efforts on campus that have been supported by alumni and community fundraising.