X had dreamed of attending UCLA since she first visited the campus in elementary school.
But when she finally came to UCLA, the college experience she had hoped for was interrupted by periods of housing and food insecurity.
Paavo Monkkonen, associate professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, studies the relationship between land-use regulations and segregation of housing by income in California.
The Economic Crisis Response Team, launched in 2008 as a subset of the Student Affairs office, assists students in immediate and dire financial crisis. There are four forms of aid students can receive through ECRT: meal vouchers, emergency housing, one-time grants or emergency short-term loans.
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