RN Students and Kinder Housing

1 in 5 California Community College students, 1 in 10 California State University students, and 1 in 20 University of California students were experiencing homelessness. 20% of California Community College students are experiencing homelessness.

For RN’s in training, we offer free student housing, rent subsidies, and other housing options.  Yes, you heard that right–no catch, just love!  The student housing crisis here in California is massive with the cost of living hitting all time highs of $20,000+ per year.  Furthermore, the number of college students living in a car or homeless is unacceptable (https://dailybruin.com/2020/11/11/ucla-report-details-state-of-student-homelessness-in-california).  As a community, how dare we let our future RNs struggle for the basics of living!  How can we steal the dignity of those who will one day care for us in our darkest times?  Kinder Heart Foundation cannot sit idly by any more.  WE ARE TAKING ACTION!  Our headquarters in Old World Village, Huntington Beach, California, is centrally located to service the RN students attending Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City College, University of California Irvine, Santa Ana College, and Golden West College. The Kinder Heart House has limited accommodations for RN students. in their freshman year Each student will live in the house while they complete their two-year RN program. We are also working on rent subsidies and pre-negotiated discounted housing in hopes of helping more student nurses. All RN students–regardless of housing status–will also have access to our resources to assist with scholarships and grants for student nurses, our exclusive RN membership club (FREE click here to sign up), networking, job opportunities, invites to exciting events, experiences, trips, and so much more! Our goal is to create a strong bond and a better life experience for all our Kinder Heart RN students. For more information and to apply for the limited spots, simple click the link below. We are currently planning on August 2022 for our inaugural RN class.

Qualifications to apply:

Must be enrolled or accepted as a nursing student in any of the following programs:

  1. a) Cal State Long Beach
  2. b) University of California Irvine
  3. c) Santa Ana College
  4. d) Golden West College
  5. e) Long Beach City College
  6. f) Any accredited RN program, both public and private, located in Orange County or Long Beach California

• Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

• Must want to participate and build strong bonds with others.

We are looking for a group of RN students who want to build lifelong friendships with their classmates and peers. We are looking to build something much bigger than simple free or cheap rent. While we are a new organization, we have big dreams and an incredible vision of how RN students and active RNs can thrive. It is important that you explore your participation very carefully prior to actual placement. Select our program only if you are willing to exchange, build our community together, share your space with other students, and be a part of something more than just affordable housing.

Application and Selection

Applicants must meet KHF’s eligibility requirements as well as any additional criteria imposed by Kinder Heart Housing.

Kinder Heart Housing participation is a privilege, not a right. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements and submitting an application do not guarantee your selection or placement

The application and selection procedure has been designed to ensure that Kinder Heart Foundation standards are met. You will be expected to provide a current transcript, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and self-introduction video.

Information Required to Complete the Application

Personal Information (use the form below)

  • Name 
  • Address, City, State, ZIP code
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • School(s) attended, degrees, graduation date

Personal Statement

While a personal statement is not required, we recommend that you include one to bolster your overall application.

Your personal statement should be 1-2 pages, double-spaced, and address the following:

  • Motivations for participating in our Kinder Housing program. Why did you choose to apply for a Kinder Heart Housing?
  • Long-term goals and how living at Kinder House would help you meet those goals.


Self-introduction video

Help us get to know you on a personal level and to build a personal connection with you. Tell us about yourself, your goals, and passion. 

Make a short video of 2-3 minutes long. Be concise, to the point, and let your personality shine through! Share an URL to us instead of sending the entire video file.*

*Once you’ve recorded your excellent self-introduction video, you may upload it on YouTube and set the view of privacy to Unlisted if you only intend to share with us, instead of sharing publicly.

For more information please contact Richard at (714) 401 – 3553