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Student housing situation

The housing situation of students is a problem. It needs to be addressed directly, especially through WOKO (Studentische Wohngenossenschaft Zürich), which is supported by the student associations of Zurich's universities.

Through WOKO, over 4,000 rooms have already been offered below the market price (for about CHF 550), and the offer should continue to grow.

The City of Zurich and the Canton of Zurich must promote non-profit housing, e.g. via WOKO and Jugendwohnnetz JUWO. This is a proven model. This is the only way we can cope with the continuing increase in student numbers and remain attractive to foreign students.

Many thanks to the 20 Minuten editorial team: Erika Unternährer, Michelle Ineichen & Yasmina Mark.

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