Lake George’s Student Connection has issued an urgent plea for housing for the upcoming summer season. Members of the Committee met recently and discovered that over the winter, approximately 30 cabins that were used in 2018 to house international students have either been demolished or will not be available. Some were on the site of the new Dollar General in the Town of Lake George.
This has eliminated housing for nearly 100 students that arrive annually to bolster the Lake George Region workforce. Most students arrive in late May and some stay until October on the Federal Government’s J-1 Travel and Work Program.
Members of the Student Connection are working with several sponsoring organizations to find accommodations. Students generally will share rooms with others, pay up to $100.00 per week and provide a suitable security deposit.
Mayor Robert Blais, Chairman of the Student Connection says, “The housing situation is critical. We never seem to have enough and this year, more than ever, we need rooms in private homes, housekeeping cottages or motels.”
Interested owners are asked to call 518-668-5771 if they can offer any housing.