Humber pairs students with seniors to alleviate housing crisis


Humber College has launched an initiative that aims to alleviate the student housing crisis by pairing students with seniors from the local community who have extra space in their homes. Students who sign up for the program live with the senior hosts and pay for accommodation through the online platform Spaces Shared. According to representatives from Humber, more than 500 students have already signed up for the program. Humber Dean of Students Ian Crookshank said that not only does this initiative help students–and especially international students–save money, but it also provides companionship to the community’s senior citizens.