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Temporary Housing in response to Coronavirus

Written by on March 12, 2020

Photo courtesy to Young America Facebook page 

NORMAL, Ill.-  In response to ISU’s March 11 announcement that all university operated housing will be closed until further notice, Young America Realty will offer temporary housing rent free to accommodate dormitory residents.

In an email sent March 12 Young America Realty temporary housing will be offered on a week-by-week basis until university-owned and
university-operated housing reopens, or until the end of the original 2020 spring semester.

These units are furnished and have high speed internet access, so that way students can continue online learning until April 12.

“We expect there are some students who will have difficulty returning to a permanent home, and who still need to apply themselves to their university coursework,” said Young America Realty President Andy Netzer.

However space is limited, and will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis

Temporary Housing from Young America will require a $100 security deposit, a government-issued ID and a copy of current University Housing contract or other proof of residency

However, Young America is unable to offer temporary housing to students who have traveled to CDC Level 3 travel advisory countries and regions.

Those include:

  • China
  • Iran
  • South Korea
  • Europe
  • Venezuela

Although ISU closed student housing, Young America is fully operational.

“Yesterday’s news was probably not ideal for everyone, and we’re hopeful these efforts will help mitigate the stresses that some ISU students are experiencing,” said Netzer.