Lack of Student Housing Causes Serious Overcrowding Issues

January 13, 2015

Following the death of a Boston University student killed in a 2013 fire because there was only one way out of the illegal attic apartment he was living in, cities including Boston and New York are turning their attention to overcrowded housing for off-campus college students.

 

The National Real Estate Investor reported that as many as 45,000 college students live off campus in the Boston metro area, and many apartments don’t abide by zoning rules, which prohibit more than four full-time, undergraduate students from sharing an apartment.

 

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