Holland College buys homes to help meet student housing demand

October 25, 2017

Holland College is spending time purchasing available housing in downtown Charlottetown for students. CBC reports that the college recently purchased a single family home and a duplex for an undisclosed amount and spent $25K on renovations to prepare them for students. “The timing was very good because we did have excess demand for campus housing and we definitely wanted to accommodate as many of our students as we could,” said Holland Vice-President for Strategic Planning Mike O’Grady. “In the end we were obviously scrambling for additional spaces and the availability of those houses at that point was a great thing.” The college plans to have additional on-campus accommodations next year, including a new 80-bed residence. CBC