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Hannah Oamaru: Silly housing rules

Hannah Oamaru
Commerce Township, Mich.

My name is Hannah and I have been coming to Keystone for five years. In the last two years it has been impossible to get a working visa, so I save my money over summer in Australia and come to Keystone to ride. This year, after searching online for months, no accommodation was available to my self or my partner on a short-term lease. So we went to Corum to try and live in an employee unit, as a last resort ” it was either that or live in the car for the winter.

I knew many people living in staff housing, and in almost each three-bedroom apartment, one or two rooms were free, yet it was “against policy” to let anyone who didn’t work for Vail Resorts live in staff housing. We stated our case to the main person in the Corum housing office to no avail ” it was for staff and staff only, and the fact that I had worked for Vail Resorts for three years counted for nothing.

I find it astounding that they were prepared to let us live in our two-door car for the winter, jeopardizing our health and safety rather than help us out when, coming from New Zealand, we had no other option for living (believe me, after applying for house after house for months).

I have always loved America and was really upset that coming from overseas they would not help us out in any way, leaving us to live in our car for two months. We need help to change this, please!