An ongoing shortage of housing, particularly for people at lower incomes, has prompted two community colleges in the Sacramento region to take action.
Sierra College in Rocklin broke ground on April 11 on a 358-bed dormitory on campus, set to open in early 2025. This fall, Cosumnes River College in South Sacramento will break ground on a new dorm near campus at 7800 Stockton Blvd. with 147 beds, the first such project in that college’s history.
“As the cost of higher education has gone up, and the cost of housing has gone up, we’ve seen a number of students who could benefit,” said Sierra College president Willy Duncan. “The hard part is it was very expensive to build.”