They were always there for students, today there is no more students in their rooms due to the covid-19, which led to the implementation of online classes in the different universities and institutes of higher education from the capital of the country. The homemade are another sector affected by coronavirus.
The health situation in the country forced thousands of young boys to return to their states of origin, leaving the rooms or departments they used to rent to live, thus affecting the lease of these spaces.
Leonardo Gonzalez, who is dedicated to room rental for students and resident doctors in the National Polytechnic avenue, assured that as a result of the pandemic their income has decreased by 85 percent, and currently 23 rooms equipped with those that count, only four are occupied.
“Most of our clients are medical residents, IPN students who are from the province and are generally supported by their parents, who I imagine have also been affected economically and have not been able to continue paying the rent, “he said in an interview for MILLENNIUM.
It was in the month of mayo when the bigger losses, when the universities announced that the semester would end in a virtual; For this reason, families like Leonardo’s, had to start looking for other options to be able to bear the expenses of both the rooms and their daily lives.
“The expenses continue to arise, they never stop, we are basically grabbing from other inputs to keep the building here,” he said.
According to data from the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education (ANUIES), in the 2016 only in the Mexico City, there were close to 600 thousand foreign students, which mostly must rent some space to live inside of capital, but now by not having to go to the college physically, many prefer to save this expense and return to their states of origin.
Among these students is Enrique Castro, From Puebla, who for four years has been renting in the capital to attend his classes Mathematics Applieds in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He decided following the pandemic stop paying the space where he lived as an unnecessary expense.
“The main reason was because I realized that this was going to last a long time, and since it was an unnecessary expense, it was paying for a place where I was no longer going to be,” he explained.
He said that although his parents did not suggest that he stop paying for the space, they considered it a good alternative to save money, since facing the economic uncertainty that currently exists in the country, that money can support them in the future.
“It is money that we can now count on for other things … I think it will rather benefit in the long term, it is a drop that we are no longer spilling,” he mentioned.
Regarding the opinion of who rented him, Enrique assured that she was quite understanding, although she understands the economic implications that this may have for her, for which she hopes that as soon as the situation returns to normal, she will be able to return to rent and continue either with your studies or work in the capital.
For his part, Leonardo hopes that for next year the situation will be a little more favorable and they can start recover economically; assured that for next year he will lower prices and requirements in order to be more empathic with the students that they return to relater.
“We hope that entering the year they will return again and of course we are going to give a very good price and we are going to be quite tolerant with the price, no, that is, we are not going to ask for the endorsement or two or three income deposits, we seek to support them as students who come from the province and who are comfortable … We want to keep pushing, here we have no choice but to keep pushing, we have to endure, or in other words, cushion this situation, “he said.
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