Because of my work with the international students, I've had a few people come to me to ask for help in finding housing. This year, because of a couple of different forces having to do both with enrollments and the local housing market, housing in Troy is going to be very difficult to find.
If you live in the Troy area and know of available housing (homestay, apartment rental, or whatever), please let me know.
On the homestay front, I know of a Saudi student who desperately wants to stay with an American family. If you would be interested in hosting this young man, please contact me ASAP.