Say it ain’t so, Howard University – the Harvard of HBCUs! Moldy shoes and leaky pipes: Howard students protest poor living conditions and lack of voice

From students living in cars to mushrooms growing on ceilings, students say substandard conditions make some feel ‘they were sold a dream’

Political science major Erica England returned to Howard University in 2018 after an eight-year hiatus, hoping to enjoy the university’s status as an elite historically Black school.

She soon realized she could barely keep up with tuition despite working full-time. Meanwhile, her life and studies were disrupted by what she and others describe as substandard housing – including roaches and rats, leaky pipes, cold showers and spotty Wi-Fi.

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SOURCE: USA Today – Marc Ramirez