Southern Scholarship Foundation Housing Initiative

Community organizations and colleges are searching for effective strategies to ensure that every student has a safe and secure place to live. This project funded by ECMC Foundation examines the influence of a scholarship to live rent-free in a cooperative living home offered by the Southern Scholarship Foundation to students at several colleges and universities in Florida. 

The Hope Center has been exploring college housing insecurity and homeless for several years and the impact on academic success. The Southern Scholarship Foundation’s evaluation is one of several projects at the Hope Center to examine promising practices to address approaches to making housing more affordable for students.

We are grateful to funding from The ECMC Foundation for making this work possible