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UI housing to burst at seams

Construction goes on at 350 North Madison Street on Wednesday, May 5, 2016. Madison Street Residence Hall construction is estimated to be completed on the summer of 2017. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

Kaylyn Kluck, [email protected]

May 6, 2016

The official enrollment numbers for next year’s incoming class have yet to be completed, but one thing is certain — on-campus housing will be stretched to its maximum capacity and almost 300 first-year students will be placed in “expanded” housing. University of Iowa Housing & Dining officials...

Local officials mull affordable housing, Rose Oaks

The Johnson County courthouse has scheduled a construction for a new entrance to the building. The Johnson courthouse has been a part of Iowa City since 1901. (The Daily Iowan/Glenn Sonnie Wooden)

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

April 26, 2016

Local leaders came together Monday afternoon to discuss some of the pressing issues in Johnson County. Various city councils and some school boards met with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Monday evening in City Hall for a joint entities meeting. City councilors from Iowa City, Lone Tree,...

Councilors hear housing woes

Councilors hear housing woes

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

April 21, 2016

Attendance was mixed at a local community meeting designed to attract more University of Iowa student involvement with city issues. A couple of Iowa City city councilors came together with members of the community for a listening post Wednesday afternoon at the University Capitol Center. UI student...

UI groups eye landlords

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Jake Markowitz, [email protected]

April 19, 2016

Possible unfair housing practices have caught the eye of several organizations on campus. University of Iowa Student Government President-elect Rachel Zuckerman said she believes there are some landlords who have been manipulating international students looking for off-campus housing. “It’s...

Editorial: Inflation or wage exploitation?

The University of Iowa campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

March 4, 2016

The Johnson County minimum-wage mandate has proven to be a point of contention for low-wage employees and small-business owners since its implementation. The county felt the first wave on the Nov. 1 with the initial hike from the federal minimum of $7.25 to $8.25. The next increment is set for $9.15,...

Dorms get embedded counselor

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Macey Spensley, [email protected]

March 1, 2016

Currently, counseling services are offered at Westlawn, but University of Iowa officials are looking to get them closer to the student body — by embedding them in a dorm. The UI Counseling Service is working to make its help more readily available to students with the implementation of embedded...

UI eyes apartments again

FILE - The University of Iowa campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

Katelyn Weisbrod, [email protected]

February 25, 2016

A massive incoming class, a residence hall scheduled for demolition, and a replacement dorm still under construction are the reasons University of Iowa officials want to lease an apartment building to help house some students. The university agreed to lease a brand-new apartment complex under under...

UI Housing to face serious crunch next year

UI Housing to face serious crunch next year

Kaylyn Kluck, [email protected]

February 19, 2016

  University of Iowa students hoping to live on-campus again next year may not be able to. Von Stange, senior director of Housing and Dining, said there would not be room to fit all the students who want to return to UI housing next fall. “With a large number of returning students, higher...

Iowa City moves on Section 8 housing vouchers

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A growing Iowa City skyline stands against a muggy afternoon sky on Monday, July 17, 2006. A story released Monday in Money Magazine ranked the city No. 74 on its

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

February 12, 2016

Those using Section 8 housing vouchers should have an easier time finding a place to live in Iowa City soon. Iowa City landlords will most likely lose the ability to reject potential tenants solely because they have a Housing Choice Voucher, which helps low-income individuals pay for housing. The...

City, UI face housing crunch

FILE - The University of Iowa campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

Kaylyn Kluck, [email protected]

January 29, 2016

A skyrocketing student population at the University of Iowa could lead to problems with both on- and off-campus housing. Last fall, the university announced that the incoming freshman class was its largest in school history. According to data from the UI Provost’s Office, 6,349 freshmen enrolled...