Your UASU partners with Elev to help connect students with off-campus housing options

News Staff - Fri Jun 18, 2021

June 18, 2021 - The University of Alberta Students’ Union (UASU) is proud to announce our partnership with Elev, a student-created app that will help connect students with off-campus, student-friendly housing options.

“When I moved to Edmonton from Grande Prairie in 2018, I struggled to find a safe place to live that was close to campus and within my budget,” said Kevin Mpunga, who is now the CEO of Elev. “Elev will help make it easier than ever for students to find a place to live that is tailored to their lifestyle and personal preferences.”

The Elev app, officially launching today, is designed to connect students with suitable off-campus accommodations based on location and commute times, budget, pet allowability and more. The service is completely free for students who sign up using their post-secondary email address. In addition to being matched with listings tailored to their preferences, students can also book showings, submit rental applications, sign leases, and pay rent directly through the Elev app.

“Elev will help make what is normally a frustrating process for students very simple,” said Emily Kimani, VP of Operations and Finance for the UASU. “The UASU is proud to support this fantastic resource invented by University of Alberta students—they have created such an intuitive way to solve a problem many of us have faced during our studies.”

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