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Rats, bedbugs, and faulty wires: The horrifying conditions of student renters in Boston

It was a lesson students did not foresee learning when they enrolled in some of the most prestigious universities in the country in Boston, Massachusetts.

An investigation by the Boston Globe in 2013 uncovered heinous living conditions for college students renting off-campus housing. Students were said to be living in apartments filled with fire hazards, bedbugs, and rats. The conditions even claimed the life of one student when a fire broke out in an apartment. Disturbing images capture the off-campus horror that has become known as the ‘college rental ghettos.’

Rats, bedbugs, and faulty wires: The horrifying conditions of student renters in Boston

It was a lesson students did not foresee learning when they enrolled in some of the most prestigious universities in the country in Boston, Massachusetts.

An investigation by the Boston Globe in 2013 uncovered heinous living conditions for college students renting off-campus housing. Students were said to be living in apartments filled with fire hazards, bedbugs, and rats. The conditions even claimed the life of one student when a fire broke out in an apartment. Disturbing images capture the off-campus horror that has become known as the ‘college rental ghettos.’

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