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Essential Needs

Housing Resources


Emergency Housing 

The Fresno State Emergency Housing Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with temporary transitional housing if they are experiencing housing displacement or homelessness. Our goal is to ensure our students' safety and provide them with adequate time to acquire permanent and secure housing. Placement is subject to space availability, individual student circumstances and funding.

Unhoused students often experience higher levels of stress associated with the experience of homelessness. 

This program is designed for students who are: 

  • Unhoused due to extenuating circumstances
  • At high risk of homelessness or eviction
  • Displaced due to unsafe living conditions
  • Living in their car
  • Living on the street

If you need for emergency housing please contact the front desk at:

The Center for Essential Needs
Family Food Science Room 110

You will be expected to meet with a case manager in person to work together in determining the best way to resolve your housing issue. Food and hygiene resources can also be provided if a student is eligible for services. Before a student can move into emergency housing, they must read and sign the Mutual Responsibility Agreement.


Additional Housing Resources

What is MAP? 

MAP stands for Multi Agency Access Point, funded by Fresno County Dept. of Behavioral Health, providing linkages at no cost.

Where & Who We Serve?

MAP is available to all Fresno County Residents, without regard to socioeconomic status, ethnicity or other factors.

How to Contact MAP

Call us at (559) 512-6777. Visit our offices in Fresno, Selma, and satellite mobile offices in Firebaugh, Huron, Orange Cove, Mendota, and Kerman.

Key Benefits

We assist clients with linkages to government resources that will enable them to access: housing, behavioral health, physical health, food linkages, & transportation.

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