This is addressing the issue of not having enough housing for the 2007 - 2008 academic year. Many students are left with no housing due to the inadequate space and availability of housing. Not having a place to live puts those who do not live in the area at a great disadvantage. Many of students will have to either transfer, or come up with extra money to find an apartment. Virginia Commonwealth University should be able to provide a safe, drug-free, and productive environment for all those present. Not having housing on campus is very expensive, and most apartments do not accept financial aid. We feel the lottery system for housing was not sufficient because the numbers were given at random versus the order the information was received. If housing is quaranteed for freshmen, we feel housing should be offered to everyone.