'Vacancy of student rooms blatant nonsense'
For example, in Amsterdam there are 9,000 students without a room. One possible effect of the new measures on student grants in the Netherlands may be that students are moving to a student room later or less. Kences had this examined by ABF. The exact results are presented on 1 October at the Landelijk Congres Studentenhuisvesting [National Student Housing Congress]. It is already known that the number of students living away from home will at the most decrease by 13,000 in eight years. In perspective, that is a decrease of 6%. And this contrasts sharply with the rates of 50% that are currently listed in the media. Jan Benschop, director of student housing corporation DUWO, says these signals about a possible vacancy of student rooms are 'blatant nonsense'. Benschop is alluding to a publication by ING, which contains exaggerated conclusions.
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