Bay Area students face housing insecurity after coronavirus-related school closures

On Saturday, March 14, Stanford University junior Daniella Caluza scrambled to pack up all of her belongings. Caluza, along with the 97 percent of Stanford undergraduates who live on campus, were informed the day before that they had to leave their campus homes. They had just five days—until Wednesday, March 18—to move out entirely.

The last-minute move wasn’t the only thing on Caluza’s mind. As the co-president of Stanford’s First-Generation Low Income Partnership (FLIP), Caluza was busy securing housing for students without anywhere else to go. In a matter of days, Caluza and her co-president Kiara Bacasen matched 40 students in need with alumni willing to host them. The operation was powered entirely by solidarity and Google Forms.

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