SIIT Students Suffering From Housing Crisis

Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 15:32



Last week’s call for Saskatoon homeowners to open their homes to boarders did result in people phoning the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies with an offer to help.


However, school officials say it didn’t solve the housing crisis faced by many students there, because many of them have children — and mostpeople only want to take in one student as a boarder.


SIIT student advocate Arlene Sankey is working with about 100 of SIIT’s 300 Saskatoon students who can’t find a place to live.


Sankey says finding adequate, reasonably-priced housing has never been such a problem.


She says there simply are not that many apartments available for rent, and she says most often available ones are too expensive.


Sankey also says this puts a lot of stress on these students — because classes already began a week-and-a-half ago.