Postsecondary students face housing crisis, rental scams


As postsecondary students head back to school, many are still struggling to find suitable, affordable housing. CTV News reports that several rental scams have been reported in Waterloo’s university district this month. The Waterloo Regional Police have advised would-be renters to limit the amount of personal information they provide in transactions and to be suspicious of deals that appear “too good to be true.” In Halifax, many students shared that they are facing low vacancy and high rental rates. In a statement, Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association VP of Advocacy Anubhav Gupta explained that the situation is especially difficult for international students, who may not yet be aware of their rights as renters in Canada and are therefore more vulnerable to rental scams.

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