Housing Resources

Unhoused/Homeless and Housing Insecurity

Unhoused and Homeless are defined as students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Examples:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
  • Abandoned in hospitals.
  • Living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.

On this page, you'll find resources for:

Rental Assistance

Aggie Compass may offer emergency financial assistance in the areas of rent, food, housing, security deposit and other emergency and safety needs to enrolled students who have exhausted their financial resources. For support please submit a Basic Needs Assistance Request.

College Focused Rapid Rehousing

This program provides safe, stable housing for houseless students as well as a meal plan and intense case management focused on holistic and academic success. Please submit a Basic Needs Assistance Request to apply.

Aggie House

Aggie House is a student run non-profit organization and RSO at UC Davis dedicated to providing transitional housing, food, and case management to students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Connect with them at aggiehousedavis@gmail.com.

Emergency/Short-term Housing

  • UC Davis Emergency/Short Term Housing is available for students experiencing homelessness or in imminent danger of becoming homeless. Please submit a Basic Needs Assistance Request to apply.
  • Davis Community Meals and Housing is a resource center and day shelter, at 1111 H Street in Davis. This program provides homeless and low-income individuals with access to basic necessities. Call 530-753-9204.
  • Fourth and Hope shelter in Woodland provides free meals, shower and laundry services, call 530-661-1218.
  • My Sister's House serves Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.
  • Sacramento LGBT Community Center - Supports the health and wellness of transitional aged youth (18-24 years old) experiencing homelessness with safe and affirming housing options. All our housing services are free to youth and may have eligibility requirements.

    • Q-Spot Drop-In Center: 7-days a week, we offer LGBTQ+ youth a safe and brave space for social and emotional support through mental health respite and peer mentorship.

    • Short-Term Transitional Emergency Placement Programs (STEP): This program provides 24-hour shelter in community with an average 90-day stay that includes meals, clothing, and transportation assistance for youth ages 18-24 who have been victims of crime.

    • Transitional Living Program (TLP): This program empowers 18-24-year-old youth who have been victims of crime with the support and life-skills they need to establish self-sufficiency. 

Housing Services and Listings

  • Affordable Rental Housing List
  • City of Davis "Office Hours" for Tenants living in the City of Davis
    • The City of Davis is hosting its second Office Hours for Tenants in 2024. The Affordable Housing division at the City of Davis is interested in hearing from students about the issues they have experienced while being a renter in Davis. Please view the available time slots below to meet with the Affordable Housing Manager:
    • 11:00 – 11:15 am, 11:15 – 11:30 am, 11:30 – 11:45 am, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm, 12:00 – 12:15 pm, 12:15 – 12:30 pm, 12:30-12:45 pm, 12:45 – 1 pm
    • Please email PBryant@cityofdavis.org back with: Your first, second and third choice for time slots, in case your first time slot is taken, your name, and your phone and/or email address.
    • Meeting location: the location of the “Office Hours” appointment is in the Library Room at the Davis Senior Center, located at: 646 A Street in Davis. Parking at the Senior Center, and on the street, is free.
  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! California Tenant Protections
  • Yolo County Housing, click "Find Housing - See Current Listing" for helpful sheet, full of housing options in Davis, West Sacramento, Knights Landing, Woodland, and Winters. 
  • Adelante: A Mutual Housing Community – 38-unit, all-affordable property in Davis   M-T: 8:30am-5pm Fridays: 8:30am-2pm – Open to All

ASUCD Community Housing Listing

  • CHL is a database of off-campus housing listings maintained by Associated Students, University of California, Davis (ASUCD).

Free Legal Services 

Visit our legal resources page for more information regarding consultations, free legal services, and housing resources.

Housing Organizations

  • Yolo County Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition (HPAC) HPAC is a local planning body that provides leadership and coordination on the issues of homelessness and poverty in Yolo County.
  • HOPE at UC Davis A UC Davis student-run organization that provides those who experience homelessness and the low income population in Davis with the knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life in a sustainable way.
  • ASUCD HAUS - The Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD) have been very active about housing issues and have provide information and resources on their website. For general housing availability questions, you can contact haus.asucd@ucdavis.edu and for specific concerns or questions related to specific housing needs, you can reach out to the Student Advocate’s office at studentadvocate.asucd@ucdavis.edu.

Other Housing Resources

  • Davis Model Lease - The Davis Model Lease is a standardized lease agreement made with the UC Davis student community, landlords, and property managers. The agreement aims to bring predictability and simplicity to the leasing process by alleviating the stress prospective renters face when reviewing differing lease agreements. 
  • Nurse Home Visiting for Pregnant and Parenting Families