Landlords are prone to take advantage of students renting for the first time.

Just down the street from USC Village and steps away from a recently constructed student housing complex — at the intersection of Hoover Street and Adams Boulevard — several deteriorating buildings are relatively inconspicuous.

All spaces were occupied on Feb. 14, aside from the freshman honors housing.

The eight-story housing complex will be managed by Peak Campus Management, which does not plan to make any major changes.

Students who live on campus are now required to scan their fingerprints to enter.

Some students say gender-inclusive housing options have helped improve diversity.

A sober student community opens this month in University Gateway Apartments.

Transgender people can find or offer housing on the Trangender Housing Network Tumblr page, created by a USC student.

Cardinal Gardens, Century Apartments and La Sabonne Apartments will also be torn down.