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The off-campus housing dilemma

As residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Stony Brook University and the Town of Brookhaven work to rid the area of illegal housing rentals and attract single families to the homes for sale, students may have to look for other housing options.

Sophomore math major Jay Chen lives in an off-campus house that complies with Brookhaven town code, but says that he finds that legal housing is more expensive.

The rent for his house is $2,850, not including costs for TV and Internet, and is intended to be split between three renters. Chen said his landlord insists on conducting legal rentals, despite the fact that opportunity for profit is decreasing, as there are only two renters in the house.

Read more at The Statesman.