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Rachel Fyall Finds that Many UW Students Face Food and Housing Insecurity

Posted: 5/14/2019 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Rachel Fyall, Assistant Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy, is one of three investigators leading the study of food and housing insecurity at UW’s three campuses. While results are still being finalized, preliminary data from a 2018 online survey shows that an estimated 190 students may lack a stable place to live, and about one-quarter of students have recently worried about having enough to eat.

These results were featured by The Seattle Times, KOMO News, UW News, and UW’s The Daily.

“It is clear that a minority of our university population is struggling,” said Fyall. “They may be better off than some of the nonstudent population who are struggling with housing and food insecurity, but it is undeniable that there are substantial unmet needs at the UW.”




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