LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — Long Beach City College is kicking off a one-of-a-kind program that lets homeless students spend the night in their cars safely on campus.
The Safe Parking pilot program is for students enrolled at LBCC and allows them to sleep inside their vehicles overnight at the Pacific Coast Campus parking lot.
The lot will be monitored by security and will be open seven nights a week between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
The students will have access to Wi-Fi, restrooms, and will have access to showers at the Pacific Coast campus from 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. every day.
“Our goal for this program is that it will serve as a pathway to housing stability for our students,” said LBCCD Board of Trustees President Uduak-Joe Ntuk. “These students would otherwise have to be …