UBCO calls for residents, short-term rental property owners to address housing crisis by offering space to students

The University of British Columbia Okanagan has put out a call to its neighbours to help ensure that UBCO students have a place to live while they are in Kelowna attending school. UBCO has asked residents in Kelowna, Lake Country, and the surrounding communities to consider renting any spare rooms they may have. The institution has also asked that those who own short-term summer rental properties consider renting them to students during the school year. “UBCO has always been committed to helping students find accommodation,” said UBCO’s Associate Vice-President of Students Dale Mullings. “Last fall we opened two brand new residence buildings, providing another 440 beds on campus. But our student population continues to grow—as does demand for the programs we offer at UBCO.” UBCO Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.