Lewis and Clark Community College will take a look at the needs of students in terms of a place to live while attending the school. While the college itself cannot construct or operate student housing, it will conduct a needs assessment and hopes to provide a report to the public in the spring. Lewis and Clark could then potentially form a partnership with an outside group.

Continued interest in the school has resulted in an increased need for housing students who are looking to live closer to campus. School officials say there are some local landlords who do not rent to college students, so the school will try to determine the level of the need, where such housing could be located and what type of housing would be best. The study is expected to be completed by the spring.