RCTC Takes Initiative to Help Students Find Affordable Housing

December 08, 2017 07:52 PM

(ABC 6 News)- Rochester is considered as one of the hottest real estate markets in the state, and while hundred of millions of dollars are being poured into construction project, affordable housing is limited.

A local study out last year warned that even the most aggressive plan was likely to create less than half of the 4,500 affordable housing needed by 2020.


A group affected by lack of housing are college students.

Carter McKenzie is the Vice President of the Student Senate. He said the lack of on-campus housing really encouraged him and the Student Senate to take initiative and figure out a long term plan.

McKenzie also said, "The issue isn't really about just affordable housing, but safe housing. We're trying to build an environment that's good for learning and can help students achieve to their full potential."

The Student Senate is also taking on to help feed students while on-campus, and will look into options to have a better long-term plan.


Vivien Tran

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