A new pilot program aims to combat housing insecurity among students within the City University of New York system, half of whom come from households with incomes below $30,000. The program, expected to house up to 36 students, is largely funded by Trinity Church Wall Street. In seven apartments being rented in a co-living rental building in Long Island City by the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, roommates have private bedrooms but share a common kitchen and bathrooms and have access to an on-site social worker, food pantry and academic and employment support. A second program will provide 40 students with dormlike housing in Harlem for three years.

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