Lessons from the Sharing Economy: Addressing Student Homelessness
Date & Time
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop addresses the needs of the homeless and housing insecure among CUNY students. Whispers of an unidentified homeless population among college students has been increasing and will continue to grow as inflation hinders students’ ability to earn a sustainable wage without a safety net. Affordable housing in NY is scarce, making CUNY students particularly vulnerable. This problem is often swept under the rug or deemed unsolvable, exacerbated by undocumented cases due to feelings of shame and embarrassment which leads students to conceal their plight. This highly interactive workshop attempts to identify potential solutions as well as develop a pilot proposal in order to actively address this issue. The sharing economy was designed to match underutilized resources with individuals in need of them. This workshop takes lessons from the sharing economy to create a practical framework to take action as a first step in addressing this problem.

Location Name
8400/8402 (8th Floor)
Full Address
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Between 34th and 35th Streets
New York, NY 10016
United States
Session Type