PEI postsecondary students grapple with housing shortage


Students attending postsecondary education on Prince Edward Island are struggling to find accommodation for the Fall, reports CBC. The article states that the rental housing vacancy rate in the province is ultra-low, making it a serious challenge for students to find residence prior to starting their studies this September. The University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College are both reportedly making efforts to address the housing crisis. Holland VP of Corporate and Strategic Development Doug Currie says that the college is exploring opportunities to acquire more buildings or use local hotels. “If they can’t find a place to live, then that impacts our ability to hold that enrolment at its full capacity,” said Currie.