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Living Space

The MSI-Community Living Space Initiative (LiSI)

What is LISI?

The MSI-Community Living Space Initiative (LiSI) is specifically designed to address MSI-identified needs for living spaces for faculty, staff, and students and in some cases the broader MSI-anchored community.  

NBC News reported substantial increases in new students applying to member institutions following the COVID-19 pandemic, n some cases as much as 50% increases. The Hope Center For College Community and Justice at Temple University and Center for Study of HBCUs at Virginia Union produced a 2022 Report that reported 55% of HBCU students surveyed said they struggled to maintain safe, affordable, and consistent housing, with 20% experiencing homelessness. The housing crisis at HBCUs is not new.