Gone are the days students have to inquire with the Faculty Student Association for information concerning off-campus housing.
A new service launched by the university earlier this semester provides students with information such as house listings, safety facts, community service opportunities and public transportation options. It serves as a self-service option for those students looking for assistance with off-campus housing.
Stony Brook Concerned Homeowners, Ltd., the group fighting illegal rented homes in residential neighborhoods, held a meeting at the Mount School in Stony Brook on Wednesday, Oct. 23 for its members to discuss the ongoing issues with students living off-campus.
In the midst of the Town of Brookhaven cracking down on illegal rental houses used by Stony Brook students, residents do not place the blame for major problems on students. For Bruce Sander, founder of the group known as Stony Brook Concerned Homeowners, the issue lies with landlords who allow more than four unrelated renters in a home, a policy which is against the town code.