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Housing Program

The Housing Program at CSU provides residential facilities for students.

The State Dormitory Construction Fund was established under the State Revenue Bond Act of 1947 and bonds were initially sold to support the construction of campus housing facilities. In 1957, the legislature approved a residence hall program, which was financed by both state and federal funds. Today the Housing Program is a self-supporting program deriving its revenues primarily from fees collected for the use of the residence facilities. Funds are used for current operating expenses, maintenance and repair, improvements to facilities, and interest and principal payments on outstanding bonds. After payment of all authorized charges, the balances in any of these funds remain available for future program expenses.

The 2018-19 CSU campus operated housing program design capacity is projected to total 44,937 spaces. In certain campuses, housing facilities are operated by Auxiliary Organizations. The total projected revenue for fiscal year 2018-19 provides approximately $521.5 million for housing operations. From this amount, approximately $154.8 million is used for debt service for payments of principal and interest on revenue bonds issued to finance construction of student housing and major renovations.

CSU Campus Operated Housing Program​​

​Design Spaces by Campus
Campus1 Actual   2016-17 Budgeted 2017-18 Projected 2018-19
Bakersfield576 576 576
Channel Islands1,528 1,528 1,528
Chico2,128 2,128 2,128
Dominguez Hills712 712 712
East Bay1,296 1,296 1,296
Fullerton1,918 1,918 1,918
Humboldt2,070 2,070 2,070
Long Beach1,826 1,826 1,826
Los Angeles1,069 1,069 1,069
Maritime 732 732 732
Northridge3,604 3,827 3,827
Pomona2,440 2,440 2,440
Sacramento1,672 2,072 2,072
San Bernardino1,529 1,529 1,529
San Diego3,570 3,934 3,934
San Francisco23,713 3,713 3,713
San José​3,722 3,722 3,722
San Luis Obispo6,239 6,239 6,239
Sonoma3,146 3,146 3,146
Stanislaus460 460 460
TOTAL43,950 44,937 44,397

​1Housing facilities at the Fresno, Monterey Bay and San Marcos campuses are operated by Auxiliary Organizations.

​2Total number of bed spaces do not include 959 apartment units that are leased on a unit basis and not per bed space.