NS postsecondary students struggle to balance budgets amid housing crunch


Mitchell Bailey of Global News spoke to university students in Nova Scotia about how they are struggling “year-round” to balance their budgets. Halifax’s low vacancy rate has been a particular source of stress for students in the region, pushing students to begin their housing searches months earlier and consider increasingly less affordable and less accessible accommodation options. Bailey also profiled some of the ongoing responses from Halifax-based postsecondary institutions, calling attention to Dalhousie University’s 10-year housing plan to build hundreds of additional beds on campus and some of the housing supports offered through Saint Mary’s University and the University of King’s College.

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