Students in NL, PEI struggle to find housing before the Fall semester starts

August 13, 2021
Students in Newfoundland and Labrador and PEI are experiencing difficulties securing housing for the Fall semester. Saltwire reports that students in NL are unable to find accommodations, since Memorial residences and other apartment buildings within the city are full. Postsecondary students in PEI are also struggling to find housing. Laura O’Laney, the assistant manager of residence life at the University of Prince Edward Island, said that fewer residence beds were available this year due to the pandemic and that the residence wait list was “pretty substantial” with hundreds of names on it. CBC says that Holland College is in a similar position with a long wait list for on-campus accommodations. Saltwire | CBC (NL | PEI)