The Alliance of BC Students welcomes support from Vancity of its call for the provincial government of British Columbia to enable and empower universities and colleges in the province to build more on-campus housing.

In his letter, Vancity’s VP Community Investment William Azaroff acknowledges “BC’s post-secondary students are among those most urgently in need of more affordable housing options.” This builds on recent findings that housing is now the single largest cost facing students in BC, now surpassing tuition.

Vancity supports the ABCS’s message and encourages “universities, colleges, and the provincial government to craft new enabling measures to allow for an infusion of new investment in student housing.”

View the full letter of support here.

View the full ABCS press release here.