ON postsecondary students struggle to find affordable, safe off-campus housing: OUSA, WUSA

June 3, 2021
The Star reports that the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has released a report on the need for affordable and safe off-campus housing for students. The report expressed concerns around safety and affordability of student housing throughout ON, and called for the construction of student-focused accommodations. “Increasing admissions without paying careful attention to the issues and limits in the local housing stock is irresponsible and exposes students to unfair, unsafe and unpleasant housing experiences,” wrote report authors and McMaster students Maanvi Dhillon and Ryan Tse. CBC reports that the Waterloo Undergraduate Students' Association (WUSA) also released a report that suggests that many students struggle to find affordable and quality places to live, with some experiencing homelessness. The Star | CBC (ON)