Victoria students scramble for fall housing

August 15, 2016

“More than ever, we’re seeing a crunch for students trying to find housing off-campus,” says Ben Lukenchuk of the University of Victoria Student Society. With just a 0.6% vacancy rate, the British Columbia city is proving to be especially difficult for students looking to find affordable housing for the fall semester. Lacey Sheardown of the online classifieds site UsedVictoria tells CTV News that students have even begun posting compelling personal stories to convince landlords to take them on as renters. Yet while this tactic might provide a short-term solution for some, experts say that the only true long-term solution lies in the construction of more rental buildings. CTV News