ATLANTA — As college nears return, metro Atlanta school college students are discovering it troublesome to search out housing.
“Individuals are scrambling, looking for roommates, attempting to sublease an condominium,” Georgia State College scholar Jaurius Williams mentioned.
[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]
Hundreds of Georgia school college students are experiencing condominium anxiousness whereas the clock is ticking to search out housing for the upcoming fall semester.
“The costs are ridiculous, the typical school scholar can’t afford it,” Williams mentioned.
Williams says he needs to be packing and getting ready to go away his residence in Houston, Texas to start out his junior yr at Georgia State College.
“I hoped to get a spot on campus,” he mentioned.
As an alternative, he’s quantity 377 on a protracted ready checklist of scholars in line to get on campus housing.
“That’s ridiculous,” Williams mentioned.
“My son is a kind of instances,” neighbor Tonekia Phairr mentioned. Phairr says her son has additionally been ready months for a placement.
“It’s too late for him to attempt to swap to utterly digital lessons at this level as a result of every little thing is full,” she mentioned.
He’s quantity 30 in line.
Phairr says her son has excessive functioning autism and making the commute from Marietta to Downtown Atlanta isn’t an choice.
“A few of us can’t drive, and a few of us can’t afford flats off campus,” Jayland Ross mentioned.
Georgia State College mentioned that demand for on campus housing has elevated considerably this yr. At present, it has greater than 1,000 college students awaiting housing. Nonetheless, this downside isn’t remoted to GSU.
Each Kennesaw State and Georgia Tech say they’re coping with lengthy ready lists in addition to an issue that’s being seen on campuses throughout the nation.
[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]
The faculties are seeing rising freshman enrollment, a heightened demand for an on-campus expertise after the COVID-19 lockdown and college students returning again to on-campus instruction, who’re unable to afford sky-high lease.
“I’m a single mom, I can’t afford to pay lease and tuition,” Phairr mentioned.
It is a have a look at among the really helpful off campus scholar condominium costs close to Downtown Atlanta: a house in Decatur, Georgia going for $5,000, one other residence in Northwest Atlanta priced at $3,000 and several other flats with rents starting from $1,300 to $3,000.
Georgia State college students are hoping to listen to excellent news earlier than lessons begin in two weeks.
“I’m hoping they get this fastened within the subsequent two weeks,” Ross mentioned.
“I don’t know what his choices are,” Phairr mentioned.
“I’m hoping that I nonetheless can presumably get a spot,” Williams mentioned.
IN OTHER NEWS:
©2022 Cox Media Group
Leave a Reply