A report by the Community College Equity Assessment Lab, Struggling to Survive, Striving to Succeed: Food and Housing Insecurities in the Community Colleges explores the connection between food and housing insecurity and placement into developmental math and writing. Data from a subsample of 3,647 students from California campuses found that a third of students experience housing insecurity and 12.2% experience food insecurity. African American and Southeast Asian students were the most likely to be affected by housing and food insecurity. 65.4% to 73.9% of students experiencing housing and food insecurity were concentrated in developmental math, reading, and writing. Students with food and housing insecurities are significantly less likely to feel confident in their academic abilities and significantly less likely to be focused on school. The report supports current research in Basic Writing that argues that socioeconomic disadvantages play a central role in which student populations are tracked into remediation in college writing.