Students facing housing insecurity as semester begins


Students are continuing to experience challenges finding housing as the semester gets underway. Saint Mary’s University students discussed the difficulty of experiencing homelessness or bouncing from residence to other accommodations, reports CBC, while NSCAD University has reportedly requested advice on housing from a local emergency shelter. At Canadore College, states that a group of between 50 and 100 international students experiencing homelessness have come to an agreement with the college to obtain housing at an affordable rate. The college reportedly promised to find a permanent housing solution for the students within three business days. At Cape Breton University, incoming students were told to secure accommodations before arriving in Canada and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has reportedly added more bus routes to and from the CBU in an effort to address the increasing population.

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