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Wisconsin College Students Desperate for Housing, Camp Outside Real Estate Office

Wisconsin College Students Desperate for Housing, Camp Outside Real Estate Office

“At this point, we’ll take anything”

There’s a shortage of housing all over the country. Someone should let these students know that Biden’s open border policies have a little something to do with this.

The Kenosha News reports:

‘At this point, we’ll take anything:’ College students camp out for housing

After standing in 40-degree weather for more than three hours, hoping to sign a lease for a first-come, first-served apartment, Janessa Keenan wasn’t going to be picky.

The UW-Madison sophomore, along with her roommates Lilah Dottori and Taylor Tagliavia, were among dozens of people who stood outside J. Michael Real Estate just before 11 a.m. Friday to secure housing for the 2023-24 school year. People started camping out at 10 a.m. Thursday to snag a lease when the landlord company opened at 9 a.m. Friday, the first day lease applications for next school year were accepted, NBC 15 first reported.

The trio lives in the Lucky Apartments and pays $700 a person to share a room; that same room would cost each of them an additional $50 next year, Tagliavia said. With J. Michael’s properties, they were hoping to get something that allowed them to have their own space.

“At this point, we’ll take anything,” Keenan said as she warmed her hands in an oversized sweatshirt. “We really just need housing.”

It’s typical for student-housing landlords to open their leases starting in the fall for the following year. But this year has an added urgency to it, as many landlords are raising their prices and more affordable units are going faster as a result, students said.


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Do these young people think that this is all some kind of whimsical joke — the time and money that they are wasting?

Will any of them , or their families, question for a second the life choices that led them to this point?

Will any of them wonder, “Hey, if this is the kind of incompetence that I can see out in the open, perhaps I ought to be much more concerned about the things that go on behind closed doors?”

Joe did that!

    henrybowman in reply to MajorWood. | October 9, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    That looks about twice as big as the first apartment we rented when we got married.
    (I hope Matterport got some kind of an award for its walk-thru technology,)

They don’t have dorms for sophomores at UW-Madison?