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thufsday, September 18, 1975
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By Liz Crumley
A rent squeeze in Lincoln, Neb.? It's
happening nationally, according to econo
mists. And according to seven Lincoln
apafrtment owners and managers ques
tioned, it's starting to happen here.
Occupancy rates have increased because
of a lack of construction, managers said.
Even though rent has not increased greatly
in the past, they said, increased mainten
ance costs will force it up soon.
Five apartment buildings surveyed have
100 per cent occupancy, according to their
- managers. The other two have 99 per cent
Occupancy rates last year, according to
the managers, ranged from 65 per cent to
100 per cent.
A survey of multi-family units indicated
the vacancy ratio in Lincoln on Aug. 9 was
3 pet cent. , '
This compared with a vacancy ratio of
19 per cent in July, 1974 and 6.9 per cent
in January, 1975.
The highest percentage of vacant apart
ment units, 1.9 per cent, was in the central
area of Lincoln, according to the survey.
The lowest percentage of vacant units
was in the northwest, area of Lincoln,
which had no units vacant. There are 354
units in this area.
The survey indicated that many owners
and managers think that the local apart
ment market could become tighter within
the next sixty to ninety days. .; '
One manager said the rent for his
apartments has increased five per cent in
the last four years and probably will go up
in .the near future because of increased
utility and maintenance costs.
Nancy Buxton, manager of Thomas
brook Apts., said the rent for their apart
ments increased $9 recently. She attributed
the rise to increased taxes and utilities, say
ing that they will have .to pay $10,000
more in taxes this year.
According to Lynn Akin, -assistant
manager at Candle tree, there was a $15
increase recently for one-bedroom
More increases seen
"If you think rents are high this year,
wait till next year," Gordon Gossman,
apartment owner said.
"The apartment owner is getting the
squeeze. . .apartment rent right now won't
justify the costs. It costs twice as much to
build, but my rents haven't doubled, that's
the problem," Gossman said. . -
All seven managers interviewed attrib
uted the cause of the squeeze to the large
decrease in the construction of apartment
In California, Gossman said, it costs ap
proximately $20,000 to build one unit in
an apartment building. The cost of building
one unit in Lincoln, he said, is coming
close to that.
"It costs about $2,000 to $3,000 for
land per apartment unit now," he said.
"If you can get the money to build,
Lincoln would be a landlord's market,"
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The Council on Student
'Life (CSL) will meet tonight
at 7 in the Nebraska Union'
Pewter Room. The first half
hour will be open to stu
dents or faculty to present
problems to CSL. The busi
ness meeting will begin im
Students interested in in
terim courses in Paris should
attend a meeting, today at 4
pjn. in Oldfather 1138.
A meeting of the Nebras
ka University Public Interest
Research Group (NUPIRG)
is tonight at 8 in the Nebras
The Thursday weekly
luncheons sponsored by the
International Student Union
Club) will resume Sept. 18
at the University Lutheran
Chapel at 15th and Q streets.
Dr. Khigh Dliiegh will be
Eckankar, a non-profit
religious organization is plan
ning a free introductory lec
ture, tonight at 7 at 640 N.
Phi U, a home economics
honorary, is meeting tonight
at 6:30 in Home Economics
Bldg. 104. '
The Gay Action Group
meeting scheduled for to
night has been changed to
Tuesday Sept. 23 at 8 pjn.
at Common Place 333 N.
Students Interested in
working with Outreach tele
phone crisis service may
pick up applications at the
University Health Center
104. Deadline is Sept. 22.
The . African Student
Association is meeting Sept.
20 at 7 pjn. in the Nebraska
Tassels must turn in foot
ball ticket seat, section and
row numbers to Gina Hills
by Friday. Leave them in
the Tassels office or call
475-3396 or 477-3789.
The Independent Order
of Foresters is sponsoring an
all-aluminum beer can drive,
Sept. 20. for Kidney Dial
ysis Equipment at St. Eliza
beth Community Health
Center. The" drop sites will
be the Hinky Dinky stores
at 25th and "O", 17th and
South, 59th and South.
They will be open from 8
a.m. to 8 pjn.
The Chinese Student
Association is sponsoring a
Mid-Autumn Festival at
Holmes Park, Sept. 20 and
21 at l pjn. Showings of
the Kung-Fu film Dragon
Inn will be held in Sheldon
Art Gallery and the Nebras
ka Union Small Auditorium
at 7:30 pjn. and 10:30 pjn.
ASUN needs to make
two appointments to ' the
UNL Police Committee,
which compiles codes 'of
ethics and advises the police
chief. Contact the ASUN of
fice for more information.
Fbd it by vcrktag with residents of
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CSL meeting tonight
The Council on Student
Life will meet tonight at 7
in the Nebraska Union
1. Approval of minutes of Sep
tember 11, 1975, meeting,
2. ASUN report on choice of
member to CSL. .
3. Report of ad hoc group on
how student fees relate to
4. Report of ad hoc group on
policy concerning lost foot
5. Approval of appointments
to CSL committees.
6. Discussion of Housing Study
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