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Food and Housing Resources for Students

  

What is Food Insecurity?

Food insecurity is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or the ability to acquire such foods in a socially acceptable manner. The most extreme form is often accompanied with physiological sensations of hunger.

Access Food Security Resources

There are two ways you can receive immediate support:

  • Arrupe Market is open to all Ramblers and located in Terry Student Center at Water Tower Campus. This resource will be open twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here to complete the request form.
  • SNAP for Students wondering if you qualify for "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" in the city of Chicago? Click here to learn more about student qualifications. 
  • Chicago's Food Bank Finder is apart of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This resource is specifically for students who reside in Chicago and perfect for in-state resimuters and commuters. We recognize that coming to campus may not be feasible. Please use this resource to access food for you and your family.
  • Feeding America Food Bank Finder is a resource for Ramblers who live out of state and are looking for food near your home. Please use this resource to access food for you and your family.

For additional concerns regarding short-term support and assistance determining your best options, submit a CARE referral to meet with someone from the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Learn more about Food Insecurity

Take time to read the full reports listed below:

What is Housing Insecurity?

Housing insecurity includes a broader set of challenges such as the inability to pay rent or utilities or the need to move frequently. All of these challenges affect students, and research suggest that it is more common to endure them during college than to have all of one’s needs met (Goldrick, et. al., 2018).

Homelessness means that a person is without a place to live, often residing in a shelter, an automobile, an abandoned building or outside.

Exploring Housing Resources on and off Campus

  • Place4Students is a platform designed for Loyola students to find apartments in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhood. When utilizing this website, be sure to create a profile and use your Loyola email so that the webpage recognizes you as a Loyola student. You can use this site to find a roommate and secure an apartment off campus.
  • City of Chicago Housing Resources support people with disabilities to affordable and accessible housing units and information on housing programs and resources. We advocate for accessible housing for people with disabilities in the city of Chicago.
  • Chicago Affordable Housing List The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) works to develop and support affordable housing initiatives citywide. This website allows you to find available and affordable housing in the city of Chicago.
  • IL Dept of Human Services Housing Resources provides a robust list of housing programs and services. Please explore this site as their are many specific categories for students looking for individual housing, family housing, etc. 

For additional concerns regarding short-term support and assistance determining your best options, submit a CARE referral to meet with someone from the Office of the Dean of Students.

 

 

 

 

Get Support from Loyola Staff

If you are experiencing or know someone who is experiencing housing insecurity/ homelessness, please submit a CARE Referral by clicking here and a staff member will contact that student.