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Push to enforce occupancy rule in College Station highlights Texas A&M students’ housing woes

The new fines underscore the challenges college students face when looking for affordable housing — and how cities struggle to provide it.

Ethan Tan, center right, and his roommates stand for a portrait on their front porch in College Station, Texas on Wednesday, April 23, 2024.

Left: The backyard door of Tan’s home stands ajar. The door leads to a driveway where Tan and his roommates park their vehicles at the end of a cul-de-sac. Right: Mopeds line the outside of Tan’s home. The proximity to campus allows Tan and his roommates to use the mopeds to get to campus.
Homes in a college neighborhood off Park Place in College Station, Texas, on April 23, 2024.

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