Boarding Houses Affect the City of Kent

Story by Julia Adkins Video by Aja Phillips Boarding Houses from Aja Phillips on Vimeo.   As the number of students attending Kent State grows, so does the need for student housing. And while the city of Kent has many different options for students, some of them are becoming illegal. Boarding houses can be found in different places around the city, mainly near campus. But some of these boarding houses are not licensed. And some community members have made complaints to the Kent Zoning Board because they are worried that the city might become taken over by rentals. What is a boarding house & how can you own one? According

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What You Need to Know About Off-Campus Housing

Story by: Michael Bratton, Alyssa Flynn, Haley Phillippi and Rob Rompala Off-campus housing is becoming overcrowded and has resulted in unfair standards of living in the city of Kent, among other problems. The many factors that come into play when students have to deal with living off-campus are money, landlords, apartment conditions, housing security and roommates. With the overflow of students on campus, some students are left with very little or no options to choose from in Kent. “Kent State has a population of about 32,000 students, although only about 6,500 of them currently live on campus,” said Patricia Dennison, assistant to the vice president of the Division of Enrollment

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