As a graduate student, are you stressed over finding an affordable place to live?
The ongoing housing crisis in BC has prompted the Alliance of BC Students and your GSS to develop a campaign called Where’s the Housing?
We are calling on the provincial government to cut the red tape preventing post-secondary institutions from financing housing projects on their campuses. We are also calling for the province to provide these institutions with the funding necessary to get housing projects off the ground.
Ultimately, following our recommendations, we believe that the province will be able to add 20,000 more housing units in BC over the next 10 years. This will reduce overcrowding in the off-campus housing market, shorten the housing wait-lists at UBC, and help make post-secondary education more affordable and accessible for students across BC at minimal cost to the BC taxpayer.
As part of this campaign, we at the GSS would very much appreciate your support.
- Sign the petition
- Share it with anyone you know in BC who is being affected by the lack of affordable housing (Hashtag #WTHbc)
It is important that we get as many people involved in this conversation as possible!
For more information about the ‘Where’s the Housing?’ campaign, visit wheresthehousing.ca.