Jacksonville State University bought 22 mobile homes to serve as student residences in an effort to help alleviate their housing shortage cause by the March 19th tornados. The temporary mobile homes will cost the university more than $590,000.
The layout plan from the university’s website shows the mobile home will have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a kitchen and dining area with a living room space. Each will feature all new appliances. 19 of the mobile units will be installed on Mountain Street behind Struts restaurant and the Chief Ladiga Trail. The other three homes will be placed on Goodlet Avenue. The units will be managed by University Housing and Residence Life.
The former RMC Jacksonville hospital property donated by RMC will house upper division nursing students in what the university calls, a unique ‘Living Learning Community.’ Salls Hall, a former athletic dorm used for offices and classrooms is also being transformed back into a residence hall. Students seeking housing for the fall semester should contact University Housing and Residence Life.