Thunder Bay students may struggle to find housing following flood

August 21, 2012

In the aftermath of Thunder Bay's spring flooding, students may have a difficult time in securing a place to rent this fall. Lakehead University's director of off-campus housing says there are fewer listings on the market this year as many basement suites -- once prime real estate for students -- are still damaged from the May flood. There is a waiting list for residence at the university and more students have been adding their names to it every day. The Lakehead official expects that some students may resort to buying a house with friends. Students may also resort to drastic measures, such as checking into motels in groups or sleeping in their cars. CBC