Selkirk, VIU appeal to community to help alleviate student housing crisis


Selkirk College and Vancouver Island University have appealed to community members to help alleviate the student housing shortage. Selkirk has asked the community to consider renting out available rooms, basement suites, or other spaces suitable for accommodation in order to provide students with a safe place to stay while they complete their studies. VIU has launched a lawn sign campaign, encouraging homeowners to rent spare rooms to students. VIU off-campus housing coordinator Michael Witcomb said that renting out rooms not only gives landlords the opportunity to gain extra income, but also to connect with students, build relationships, and learn about different cultures and cooking.

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