Agreed. He’s looking at a roommate situation in the burbs or areas of the city that are further from transit. Craigslist is his best shot, or going through the school to see if anyone has any leads/is looking for a place as well. He may luck out and find something in Petworth, Brookland, and Hill East, but he’ll have to hustle to snag those. Brightwood/16th Street Heights/Silver Spring might be good options for him – relatively close to downtown, lots of bus (possibly rail) options.