Auburn University Looks off Campus to Ease Housing Crunch

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – An Auburn University executive says private, off-campus apartments could be a solution to help ease a campus housing crunch.

Bobby Woodard, senior vice president for student affairs, made the comments at a recent work session of Auburn University’s board of trustees.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports that Woodard’s office has reached out to local apartment operators about leasing buildings, with the option to buy at some point. He told trustees that apartment owners in the city expressed interest in the idea.

Woodard said that any such partnerships with private housing entities would be subject to strict security screenings and public health considerations.

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Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, http://www.oanow.com/

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