A university in Alabama is grappling with a housing shortage after a tornado is and is buying mobile homes to provide living space for students.
WBMA-TV reports Jacksonville State University plans to use 22 mobile homes to house students this fall.
Many houses and apartments were destroyed or heavily damaged when a tornado struck on March 19, creating a housing crunch in the city.
The two-bedroom, two-bath mobile units will each house two students. A waiting list for housing includes 150 people, and the mobile homes will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis.
University President John Beehler says there's unfortunately a stigma attached to mobile homes, but he says the school has no other options.
The tornado severely damaged about two dozen buildings on campus and affected 50 more.