More student flats on way

26th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

26 July 2005, UTRECHT/AMSTERDAM – The student housing shortage is lessening with time. It is possible that by the end of 2006 every student will be able to find a room, a spokesman for Kences, an association of student housing organisations, said on Tuesday.

26 July 2005

UTRECHT/AMSTERDAM – The student housing shortage is lessening with time. It is possible that by the end of 2006 every student will be able to find a room, a spokesman for Kences, an association of student housing organisations, said on Tuesday.

The group plans to build 11,000 of the required 15,000 student housing units by the end of next year.

The Kences spokesman said he hopes unaffiliated housing corporations will build the remaining 4,000 by then.

He said the group plans to build more housing after that.

'In most university cities, we expect a relaxed housing market for students within a few years,' he said.

Student unions have said they are satisfied with the building of new student flats.

But J Mijs, chairman of the Landelijke Studentenvakbond (LSVb), called the 2006 projection 'utopian'.

Mijs pointed out that the student population was growing. 'Not enough new housing is being built,' he said.

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Subject: Dutch news

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