USC Trojan Shelter will house its first cohort of six students next Friday. The program was created by two USC students and will house and feed homeless college students every night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Trojan Shelter extends to students beyond USC. Homeless students from any California college or university can apply as long as they are enrolled in 2-units of courses. Each student is housed for one academic year on a rolling basis. The shelter also provides each student with two case workers to help with job preparation and mental health counseling.
Last week they celebrated their grand opening, welcoming visitors to tour the bungalow-style house in Koreatown that will serve as the shelter.