Homelessness Prevention and Housing

Clark College has partnered with local community organizations in the City of Vancouver to help students who are at risk of becoming homeless. Through the city’s Affordable Housing Fund, a limited amount of grant money is available to help students experiencing unstable housing situations.

Who can apply

This program is not for students who are currently experiencing homelessness. Rather, it is for students whose housing situation is insecure. Examples of this include:

In order to apply for this program, students need to be:

If you have any questions, please call 360-992-2729 or email housing@clark.edu.

What kind of help is available?

 Depending on eligibility and availability, the Affordable Housing Fund may be able to help with items such as:

How do I apply?

Assistance is only available when the partnering housing agencies have the resources to provide it. Clark College cannot predict when these openings for services will occur, and they may last only a matter of hours. Because of this, it is important for students to move quickly when an opening becomes available.

To find out about openings, please sign up for our email message notification system, which will alert you when the housing agencies have availability to provide assistance. Use your Student ID and Global PIN to sign up through the online form below.


Student ID

Global PIN

Please be aware that completing the application does not guarantee you will receive assistance. It is the first step in a process that involves screening and selection by organizations outside of Clark College.  

Other resources

Even if you are not eligible for the Affordable Housing Fund, please explore these other options for assistance:

Workforce Education Services also connects students with resources available for specific populations, including veterans and those receiving public benefits. Visit the main WES page to learn more.