July 18, 2024

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‘Safe Parking Program’: Homeless students at Long Beach college can sleep in their cars in parking structure

KTLA5- Los Angeles

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Long Beach City College will allow homeless students to sleep in their vehicles at a secure on-campus parking structure overnight, school officials announced Monday.

The pilot “Safe Parking Program” is the only known program of its kind in the region at a community college, LBCC officials said in a news release.

It’s meant to help unhoused students at the college, which has at least 70 students sleeping in their cars each night, according to LBCC District official Dr. Mike Muñoz.

Enrolled students experiencing homelessness will be able to stay at the Pacific Coast Campus Parking Structure, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. seven nights a week.

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