Off-Campus Housing Coordinator

Chant'e's Timeline

NPR California Report

  • 2019

Students Head to System-wide Research Competition

  • March 21, 2019

Hungry & Homeless in College: Meet Students' Basic Need Demands to Improve Retention Rates & Support Academic Success

  • March 12, 2019

PIT Count Finds Almost 1,500 People Without Shelter in Humboldt

  • February 21,  2019

New Program for Arcata tenants & landlords

  • February 19, 2019

Educated Landlord and Tenant Program moves forward in Arcata

  • February 15, 2019

The Branch: Dearest American Association of University Women Humboldt Branch

  • February 2019

Building a Bridge between Landlords & student tenants

  • January 31, 2019

Homelessness on campus

  • January 20, 2019

(VIDEO) Former HSU Student Who Lived Out of a Van While Attending College Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

  • January 20, 2019

AAUW Awards scholarships at holiday gala

  • January 15, 2019

How Homeless College Students Get by at California's Humboldt State | NowThis

  • January 4, 2019

Humboldt Tenant Landlord Collaboration Town Hall II PowerPoint

  • January 2019

Hungry to Learn

  • 2018

Welcome to Sustainability at HSU

  • December 19, 2018

HSU group seeks to help homeless students

  • December 11, 2018

The Educated Landlord and Tenant Program has been brought to the table

  • December 1, 2018

My Word: Debating Arcata’s Future, over a few drinks

  • November 28, 2018

Educated Landlord and Tenant Renters Program Town Hall Meeting I Powerpoint

  • November 20, 2018

Housing Liaison Aims to Help Students Avoid Homelessness

  • Nov 6, 2018

Many College Students Experience Housing and Food Insecurity– What One Professor and Her Team is Doing to Combat That

  • October 30, 2018

KHUM, Radio without The Rules

  • October 29, 2018

Homeless, Hungry, and Enrolled in College

  • August 14, 2018

Chant’e Catt: It took a while, but I came around to The Village Mad River Union Article

  • July 17, 2018

Arcata City Council Begins Deliberation on Controversial Student Housing Project

  • June 15, 2018

Arcata City Council Listens to Community Members’ Thoughts on ‘The Village’ Development; Sets Public Meeting to Tour the Property

  • June 8, 2018

Capital & Main Takes a Hard Look at Homelessness at HSU

  • May 30, 2018

Living Homeless in California: The University of Hunger

  • May 29, 2018

Speech Given at the California State University Basic Needs Event in Sacramento

  • April 2018

An Unprecedented Look at CSU Student’s Food and Housing Insecurity

  • April 18, 2018

My story, Chante Marie Catt Video

  • April 1, 2018

Activist Panel: From Women’s March to #MeToo

  • March 9, 2018

College of Professional Studies March Newsletter

  • March 5, 2018

Editorial: Lend a helping hand

  • February 8, 2018

Housing Challenged, What Humboldt State Students Have to Face When Moving to Humboldt. Host Corinne Frugoni Interviews Homeless Student Advocate Chant’e Catt

  • January 15, 2018

Homelessness awareness

  • December 4, 2017

HSU group brings awareness to student homelessness

  • November 28, 2017

HSU Homeless Student Advocate Alliance Present Housing Alternative Insights

  • November 20, 2017

Housing conference weighs homelessness in Humboldt County

  • November 17, 2017

More fixes needed for HSU student housing insecurity

  • May 10, 2017

HSAA Goes to Sacramento

  • April 1, 2017

Student group, AHHA talk homelessness

  • February 5, 2017

HSU Students Confront Student Homelessness

  • January 20, 2017

Homeless Student Advocate Alliance Visits State Capital

  • 2016

SWS USA Award Chante Catt

  • Created December 10, 2016

Homeless State University: HSU enrollment push collides with Humboldt’s housing crunch, leaving students in the lurch

  • December 8, 2016

Homeless college students ask for recognition, resources

  • December 1, 2016

Report HSU Homelessness: Power to change; Inability to Communicate: Powers that V.S HSU Homeless Students

  • November 17, 2016

Housing Liaison Aims to Help Students Avoid Homelessness

  • November 6, 2016

HSU forum raises awareness about homeless students

  • October 1, 2016

Meeting held to form alliance to help promote HSU students

  • September 30, 2016

HSU Homeless Student Alliance

  • Created September 22, 2016

Brave Faces: Meet Chante

  • May 10, 2016

“I am/was Homeless” - Mental Health and Stable Housing

  • January 29, 2016

Shasta Health and Human Services Brave Faces Video

  • 2015

Episode 1: The Rose Experiment Arts Team (T.R.E.A.T)

  • December 22, 2015

Open mic brings hope alive in Burney!

  • November 22, 2015

The Rose Experiment - Art mob

  • July 23, 2015

March-in-March Student Advocacy In Sacramento California

  • March 2014

2013 - 2014 Student Senate

  • 2013

Off-Campus Housing Coordinator

Chant'e Catt, the Off-Campus Housing Coordinator, can help you with off-campus housing questions and resources.

  • No Hate Zone - All are welcome
  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Se habla español
  • Nolo Press Tenant Rights Landlord  resources

Make Appointments with Chant'e Here

You can reach Chant'e at 707.826.5509 or by email to

The Off-Campus Housing Coordinator is a key member of the Housing and Residence Life staff with responsibilities in three general areas including: (1) helping current students transition from the on-campus to off-campus housing market, (2) working with students and community members to develop connections and advocate for the housing needs of students, and (3) work with property managers and landlords to create greater access to housing for students.  This position reports to the Director of Housing and Residence Life.

General responsibilities include:

  • Provides advocacy and support for HSU students seeking housing off campus

  • Develops and maintains a database of property managers and landlords in the greater Arcata area

  • Develops and maintains a database of students who need help finding access to housing in the greater Arcata area

  • Assessment of off-campus student needs and community concerns

  • Develop an active, ongoing campaign to support and educate students about off-campus housing

  • Work with the transportation committee at the City of Arcata to develop bus routes that best support student transportation needs

  • Work with local community agencies to develop relationships and support to help students find access to housing

  • Actively work to engage students and community members in support of the Equity Arcata initiative

  • Provide day to day coordination and response to student questions regarding access to housing off campus

  • Meet with students to understand and support their needs regarding off campus housing

  • Provide programming and resources for students interesting in off-campus housing

  • Develop and maintain a web presence for Off Campus Housing related information and initiatives

  • Develop an education video series and other online media to educate landlords and students about off campus living and renting

  • Case management

  • Updated Listings Newsletter

  • General advice on local housing themes and schemes

  • Education on protecting Data and personal information

  • Referral to supportive services

  • Printing, faxing, emailing important documents for housing

  • Strategic planning on individual housing needs

  • Rides to court house for cases around off-campus housing

  • Help with organization of financial documents needed to rent

  • Rides to viewings of homes

  • Facetime options for students out of the area to view listings with Landlords that agree

  • Education on rights and responsibilities as tenant or landlord

  • Presentations locally and across the nation on best practices around student housing Off-Campus

  • Event planning for Off-Campus Housing conferences, webinars, and outreach

  • Mediation between roommates and landlords or property managers

  • Special Programs development

The Works and Advocacy of Chant’e Catt



 Here is a link and citations for the books with Vignettes by Chant’e Catt!

Addressing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education: Strategies for Educational Leaders  

Hallett, R., Crutchfield, R., and Maguire, J. (2019). Addressing Homelessness and Housing Security in Higher Education: Strategies for Educational Leaders. Teachers College Press. Columbia University

Maguire, J. and Crutchfield, R. (in press). Researchers as a Catalyst for Systemic Change. Food Insecurity on Campus: Action and Intervention. Katharine Broton and Clare Cady (eds.). John Hopkins University Press.