Many UGA students without housing due to building shortages

The new complex, The William, is located off West Broad Street in Athens, a short walk from campus.

ATHENS, Ga. — Dozens of University of Georgia parents are upset after finding out their college-aged children could be homeless as early as Saturday.

Many students have signed up to live in the college’s new student housing complex, named The Williambefore the start of the year, but due to construction problems they cannot move in, according to a press release on the resort’s website.

The new complex is off West Broad Street in Athens, a short walk from campus. It was supposed to be finished over the summer, but according to the resort’s website, labor shortages delayed the opening.

The students were given hotel rooms, but The William said the deal ended on Friday, with no alternative to replace him.
This same letter from their website was also posted on William’s Facebook page Friday, saying students have two options — they can take a $2,500 gift card to help with housing and keep their lease or terminate the lease without penalty.

In that same message, the students were given an expected move-in date of October 15. It’s in a little less than a month, but for now, families have to find another solution.

Posted by William Athens on Friday, September 16, 2022


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