Housing crisis update

1 Sep

All is not well

There have been promises for future housing, but for now some are still desperate for a place to live.

With elections in Sweden this fall, local issues are becoming more and more political. Solutions and projects to alleviate problems such as the student housing crisis in Lund are being promised for the coming years (read here in Sydsvenskan, for example – yes, Google translated). And some are taking action in order to attract more attention (and quicker response) to things they feel are important: Skånskan reports that a dozen students barricaded themselves in a Salvation Army building (translated here), but that eventually the squatters left so as to not confront police (read here).

In their monthly newsletter for September, the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor have reiterated Lund University’s intention to be able to promise housing to all accepted students, by building housing and having the right to rent to Swedish students starting January (full newsletter with this and other news in English here).

Unfortunately, not many long-term solutions are being provided for students currently in trouble.

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