UH seeks to limit time in faculty housing

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii will start enforcing occupancy time limits on faculty housing.

Existing rules limit faculty members to one-year leases in university housing. But there was lax enforcement, allowing some to live in faculty housing since the 1990s.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports an estimated 160 faculty members will likely vacate university housing on Oahu in the coming months under a revised policy.

The Board of Regents approved a policy last month that reinforces the time limit.

The university says lease limits are needed to free up inventory for newly recruited faculty.

Some faculty members complain they don't earn enough to afford housing in the private rental market. They say lease limits will hurt the university's ability to attract and retain professors.

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