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Belleville Senators looking for housing

The Belleville Senators are reaching out to the community for help finding rental housing this season. Photo courtesy from the Belleville Senators

By Maria Toews [1]

BELLEVILLE – Rental housing is often hard to find for the average person and has even become difficult for hockey players of the Belleville Senators.  

According to Zumper [2], a company that connects renters and landlords and does studies on rental housing in both Canada and the US, the average cost of a one bedroom rental unit in Belleville [3] costs $1,250 per month. This is an increase of 5% from last year. 

Graph of rental costs in Belleville for a one bedroom unit. Graph via https://www.zumper.com/rent-research/belleville-on [3]

In the most recent Executive Summary Rental Market in Belleville [4] it is reported that the recent increase in prices over the years is due to a drop in the number of vacant rental units available.

As of Aug. 2020, the vacancy rate of Belleville [5] was at 2.6% according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

With rental spaces hard to find in Belleville, the team has sent out a request to the community asking for rental accommodations for their players. 

The AHL 2021-22 season has already begun and players are in need of living spaces at least until the end of the regular AHL season which ends mid-April.