CCP and PHA are going to offer housing for community college students without a secure place to live

For the last two years, Philadelphia’s community college and housing authority have been exploring ways to help students who don’t have a stable place to live stay in school and earn a degree.

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Housing Authority board will vote on a proposal to renovate two houses within walking distance of the college at Spring Garden and 17th Streets and offer housing there to up to 16 students who are low-income and meet the definition of housing insecure.