CR receives grant of $28 million for student housing renovation

A project two years in the making finally came to fruition today at College of the Redwoods.

It was announced a $28 million dollar state grant project will go towards building and renovating CR’s student housing on campus.

State assembly member Jim Wood and State Senator Mike McGuire were in attendance citing the California housing crisis and student housing insecurity as the driving force behind this.

The project is expected to have a total cost of about 77-million dollars

The new housing will add 55 beds for students, growing from their current total of 160 beds to 215.

“It’s going to help build out 100 new rooms of student housing, which equals about 215 beds,” Sen. McGuire said at the press conference.

“That is going to increase the capacity for affordable housing for students by 55 beds right here at CR.”

181 of those spaces will be “reserved for low-income students.” 

The new housing will be located where CR’s softball field sit with the old student housing being demolished once the new facilities are built.

The school expects to break ground in “early 2026” and continue through a 12-to-18 month construction period.

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