Confused on where to start? Browsing some of our frequently asked questions might point you in the right direction!
It's never too early to begin learning the renters' market-Start now! Visit neighborhoods and look at listings online to prepare yourself for a successful search. We recommend that you begin searching 4-6 weeks before your anticipated move-in date.
I'm always happy to help USF students and even staff/faculty start their search. One of my main goals is to successfully provide resources and help guide your search! While I am happy to help and share advice, I do not search for you. :) Remember to take advantage of this tool on the website. Feel free to email me, call or set up and appointment but remember to browse the site. You may find your answers online!
We have many search options. You can search our site's listings for places or find other housing search options as well on our site!
As long as you have a USF user name and password you have the ability to create a profile in our Roommate Connector
as well as search for roommates! Visit our Roommate Connector
If you are a non-USF student please feel free to browse our site for resources. While direct help from our staff is reserved specifically for our USF students you are free to browse the site and look at listings on our USF Off-Campus Listings
Please visit our USF Off-Campus Listings
section. The listings detail the lease length for the property. A lease length of 1-3 months is typically a short term lease.
We sorry to hear that your experience hasn't been a good one. We have many resources
to help navigate your next steps!
State law limits the amount a landlord can require for a security deposit. The total amount cannot be more than the equivalent of two month's rent for an unfurnished unit, or three month's rent for a furnished unit. Visit our Deposit section to find out more about security deposits.
If your roommate doesn't hold up their part of the rent....the rent is still due! That means you could be left to pay the other half. This is a great time to really know you are entering a lease with. Ask yourself who you are comfortable sharing those responsibilities with!
Visit our Tips and Definitions
section to for tips on what questions to ask as your searching for apartments.
Off-campus housing costs are left entirely up to the landlord. The housing office doesn't regulate the prices charged for off-campus housing. We can however help you gauge average prices and provide a breakdown of prices compared on campus housing!
You can post your listings here
There are many ways to gage safety in certain areas of San Francisco! One of the best ways to track this is to visit http://www.crimemapping.com/
I am here to give USF community accurate information to the best of my knowledge. My personal observations might not suit your needs. Contact and visit as many place as possible so you can discover what's important to you.
While the above search tools are
great they are not the only ways to find housing! Please go to our Housing Search
Options page for more classified website listings as well as getting in touch
with Property Management Companies.
Make a weekend trip up to San Francisco to search! If you
are searching with someone local to San Francisco, work with them to do the leg
work in the search process. A Real Estate Agent might be helpful in this
situation as well.
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