Dozens attended the Ithaca Affordable Housing Panel, hosted by Cornell Roosevelt Institute, which featured three panelists from different areas of housing in Ithaca. The panel was organized in response to students’ difficulties in finding off-campus housing.
Collegetown housing has students signing leases almost 16 months before residence. With the number of large houses decreasing, demand has increased, causing students to compete for the few available properties and sign their leases earlier, even for houses not in the best condition.
While college students across the country settle into their new apartments and dorms this fall, many Cornellians are scrambling to sign leases for the next academic year.
Many students feel pressure to sign leases for apartments in Collegetown early in the year, sometimes before being able to compare different properties.
Elizabeth Truax ’11 said she was concerned about signing her lease as early as September.