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‘Technically, I'm a homeless person’

The Village at Peizerweg, the last emergency accommodation for internationals, will definitively close its doors on Saturday. Thirteen internationals are, as they say themselves, ‘technically homeless’.
By Matej Pop-Ducev / Video by Felipe Silva

The emergency facility at Peizerweg will close down coming Saturday, 26th of October. The remaining 13 students will have to leave the facility latest by noon on Saturday.

Many of the students, like first year Business student Thien Po, have secured housing starting from a later date and will need a temporary solution until then. For some, like International and European Law student Mario Cholanchevski, the new rental contract only starts on the 1st of November, so they face a vacuum period of 6 days.

Others are moving into their new rooms as soon as the facility closes. And for an unlucky few, like first year Biology student Samuel Walter, the search for a home continues.

The closing of the Peizerweg facility marks the end of this year’s emergency housing project. The facility opened its doors at the end of August and housed 80 students at the peak of the housing crisis.

The common sleeping area of the facility is being emptied out and there is ongoing construction work in the main building. Regularly, the common room is used by the university as an exam hall.

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