Twenty percent or more of Los Angeles City College (LACC) students are homeless.

In addition to dealing with the pressure of coursework and exams, these students struggle to find shelter, warmth, and a place to clean up. In addition, they may be unable to find safe and legal access to bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.

To assist this population of students, the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation will be launching it’s Room for Success Pilot Program. The pilot program will offer 5 college students a safe, clean, and comfortable place to live. The HCOC Foundation will work with community partners to provide individualized case management and connect them to available resources and basic needs assistance. By providing them with a safe place to live and essential resources our goal is to provide each student the opportunity to continue, succeed in, and complete their educational pathways and to help put them on a road to success.

Room for Success is a Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation’s program designed to empower the lives of local college students experiencing homelessness by providing them with a safe place to live and connecting them with local partners that provide support services and resources.

Once a student becomes a part of the Room for Success program they will be set up with their own pod at a local pod share. A pod is a hand built, high end bunk bed complete with their own flat screen tv, personal outlets and night light. The space provides each student to sleep, relax and store their belongings.

This co-living concept is similar to a dorm space and gives students the opportunity to make new friends, study partners or potential future roommates.
In order to participate in the HCOC Foundation’s Room For Success pilot program, student must be currently homeless and meet the following criteria:

Between the ages of 18 and 25
Provide proof and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
Completed 18 units and no more than 60 units
Enrolled in and maintain at least nine units a semester at a college in Hollywood.
Currently employed (internships are acceptable) or proof of eligibility to work and actively seeking employment a semester after being registered in the program.

Follow All Pod Share rules including:
No tenting or covering the front of your pod. This is a transparent community.
Quiet hours as of 10pm, until 10am means turn your phone to vibrate and whisper
No visitors allowed. Everyone must be registered at the desk
No drugs, excessive inebriation, or public nudity.
Regular Check-in / Mentoring / Weekly at first then monthly once settled
Independent Living Skills Support

Room for Success Application

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  • Room For Success Application Form

    Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation is offering interim housing for college students that are:

    (1) Between the age of 18-26 Years Old
    (2) Completed 18 units and no more than 60 units
    (3) Must be enrolled in 9 units or more continuously at a college located in Hollywood during their participation in the program
    (4) Minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 must be maintained
    (5) New applicants must either be employed part-time or eligible to work part-time and show proof that you are actively looking for employment or an internship.

    Participants who meet our requirements, show progress, and are actively involved are offered a one year stay in the program. If needed, and depending on the standing of the student, they may have their stay extended, if requested. This will be based on a case-by-case individual basis.

    Continuous proof of qualification must be shown by the student when requested to confirm their standing in the program. Participants will be required to provide school transcripts and proof of work during their stay in the program.

    Final candidates must complete a background check to be considered for the program. The background check results may not necessarily stop a candidate from being accepted into the program.

    The house will have safety & health protocols in place upon opening in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.xxx.com or email info@hollywoodcommunity.org for more details and information.