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Students At Nevada's Colleges Face Food And Housing Insecurity


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A problem has been festering on many college and university campuses around the nation - inclduing those in Nevada. Many students are faced with food and housing insecurity.

Along with grades and tuition, many Nevada college students have other worries: a place to stay and food to eat.

In a survey by Temple University’s Hope Center in Philadelphia, half of U.S. college students polled said they have grappled with housing challenges. And almost half have experienced hunger.

A food pantry at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno saw traffic triple in three years, and a similar program at UNLV serves thousands of students.

The state’s tight housing market has also challenged some students who struggle to pay for both food and shelter.

Food and housing insecurity is the subject of today's "State of Nevada" program.  And we'll be taking your phone calls at 702-258-3552 



Support comes from


Christine Baker-Smith, Managing Director and Director of Research for the Philadelphia-based Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University; Ronald T. Brown,  Professor and Dean, Integrated Health Sciences at UNLV; Amey Evaluna, Program Manager. Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives at Nevada State College, Henderson; Jessica Price, Student, Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno; Joan Steinman, Executive Director, Retention and Support Services Unit of the Counseling Center at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno

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