Shifts in student lifestyles and the phenomenon of empty dormitory rooms notwithstanding, many colleges and universities still face the problem of providing adequate housing for their students or helping them find such housing. An interesting, if little-publicized, option--one to be exercised more by students than by institutions--is student-initiated housing, in which student groups lease, purchase, or even develop their own living quarters. To fill the information gap, Educational Facilities Laboratories will publish a report on the subject by Washington-based consultant Robert M. Feild. The report's highlights are summarized in this article.
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