Boston Crackdown on Overcrowded Student Housing

January 2, 2015

City officials of Boston have gathered information from local colleges about where students live and have identified 580 apartment residences that may have more students living in them than is legal, The Boston Globe reported. A 2008 zoning rule bars more than four undergraduates from sharing the same off-campus apartment in Boston, and the 580 units identified may be in violation. City officials plan to send inspectors to each address to look for violations. When inspectors find more students than are legal for a unit, they play to relocate them. While many students believe that sharing units with more than four occupants is a good way to save money, city officials view the units as unsafe.


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