Globe: How Scofflaw Landlords Target New Students

A hole left in one of the doors of a unit in a condemned building managed by Alpha Management Corp. at 109 St. Stephen St.
A hole left in one of the doors of a unit in a condemned building managed by Alpha Management Corp. at 109 St. Stephen St.
Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s investigation into illegal student housing in Boston continues with part two of “Shadow Campus.”

Every year they come, thousands of students whose dreams help drive Boston, but who must increasingly scrounge for housing off campus. A Globe investigation finds they are easy targets for scofflaw landlords whom the city seems unable, or unwilling, to control.

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Read part two of the series here. Read part one here.