Source:1574Jill Riepenhoff, Todd Wallack, Frank LoMonte,
Affiliation:The Columbus Dispatch, the Boston Globe,
Across the country, the vast majority of college students live in off-campus houses and apartments. These privately-owned residences sometimes put unsuspecting students at risk. Some are slumlords who don’t clear black mold or rats from their properties. Others are landlords who ignore occupancy rates to crowd as many rent-paying students into a single property as possible, creating fire traps. Some simply ignore the most basic safety measures like installing working smoke detectors.