In College and Homeless
Kyle Spencer, The New York Times
Last April, Anthony White, a 29-year-old Marine Corps veteran, told a room of California state legislators how he had survived a semester as a cash-strapped student at MiraCosta College: He slept in his car.
Homelessness among American college students has become an increasingly visible problem, with those who attend community colleges hit the hardest. Many students are spending nights on friends’ couches or sleeping in cars. Advocates are pushing for solutions, including safer places to park overnight.