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Rachelle Thomas-Green
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Gaining Access Through Education, Work, and Yielding Stability

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Welcome To GATEWAYS!

Welcome to the GATEWAYS Housing program page! At Los Angeles Southwest College, we understand that students may encounter barriers such as homelessness or housing insecurity along their academic journey. Please know that we are here for you and look forward to supporting you during difficult times. Our goal is to provide you with the support,  information, and resources that will help you create the life you choose to live so that you can find personal stability and are able to focus on your studies in a safe and welcoming environment. 

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If you are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, please follow the steps below to receive assistance.

The GATEWAYS Housing program staff assists LASC students by finding resources in the community for unhoused students who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

  1. APPLY - To see if you qualify, please complete the GATEWAYS Intake Form: GATEWAYS Housing Intake Form Please also ensure that you enter your LASC/LACCD email correctly as well as your student ID number.
  2. REVIEW - We review the housing intake forms every Tue and Thu, please give us time to review the information in your form and we will set up a face-to-face Zoom or an in-person meeting. If you are not contacted within 1 week, please reach out to
  3. REFERRAL - We have hired Jovenes to work with you on your housing needs. Once you have been assessed by GATEWAYS at LASC, please refer ALL housing related questions directly to Jovenes.
  4. ELIGIBILITY - Once you fill out the GATEWAYS Housing Intake Form and are deemed eligible for the program, the LASC Campus Peer Navigator will reach out to you. Thereafter, you will be referred to our housing partners at Jovenes to find a housing solution for you.
  5. BASIC NEEDS - Please contact us at any time for your NON-HOUSING basic needs such as; laptops, hotspots, food insecurity, clothing, transportation, emergency book stipends, or school supplies.
    • Rachelle Thomas-Green, the Coordinator for the GATEWAYS Housing program, and Joni Collins, the Resource Specialist are here to assist you with your academic and basic needs (housing, clothing, food, technology, etc). Mrs. Green is also a counselor dedicated to LASC students in the GATEWAYS Housing program.
    • Students in the GATEWAYS program are required to meet with Mrs. Green 3 times over the semester for academic assistance along the way including; Graduation Petitions, SAP (Financial Aid) Appeal, Student Educational Plans (SEP), Adding & Dropping classes, and transfer assistance in order to remain in the housing program.

Please see the resource link here: for immediate links to resources at LASC.