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LYRIC and San Francisco State University PATHS program have partnered to offer rapid rehousing to qualifying SFSU students. Providing Assistance to Housing Solutions (PATHS) is a program of the San Francisco State University Basic Needs Initiatives and the Dean of Students office.

PATHS is an innovative student housing stability program designed to serve students who are currently homeless, or at risk for becoming homeless. PATHS provides housing stability navigation, temporary crisis housing, and rapid rehousing solutions to serve students across the housing insecurity spectrum. 

*Note: Students must go through SFSU PATHS to be referred to a LYRIC Youth Advocate for Rapid Rehousing services. 

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LYRIC offers the following services through SFSU PATHS referrals*


Assists students who are at-risk for losing their housing explore solutions to keep them in their current housing or identify new housing solutions. 


Short-term housing solutions for students experiencing an unexpected housing crisis. Prevents homelessness while they stabilize their housing.


Is an intensive support program funded by AB-74 that helps students experiencing homelessness secure housing, regardless of their initial ability to pay rent. Students enrolled in the program receive case management, support finding housing, and financial assistance. SFSU has partnered with LYRIC and 3rd Street Youth Services to provide rapid rehousing services; eligibility requirements apply. 

How do I refer a youth or apply for PATHS services? 

Youth can connect to PATHS directly by submitting a request for support form, or by having someone submit a referral form on behalf of a youth. Both forms are located on the PATHS website

Students who become RRH participants are referred based on their location, needs, and the caseload capacity of the LYRIC Youth Advocate or 3rd Street Case Manager. Participants are able to access services at SFSU, LYRIC and 3rd Street as needed, regardless of which organization is handling their case. Participants at LYRIC are eligible for regular services and can meet with other Youth Advocates.

*Note: Students must go through SFSU PATHS to be referred to a LYRIC Youth Advocate for Rapid Rehousing services. 

For specific questions about PATHS, SFSU Basic Needs, or becoming a housing partner to SFSU please email [email protected]

For questions about SFSU Rapid Rehousing at LYRIC, or inquiries about becoming a housing partner, please contact Lane at 415.322.9048