Housing Search Options

Before beginning your search for off-campus housing, you should familiarize yourself with the different free or paid tools and resources you can use to find rental units.

Looking for a room to rent?

Option #1 - University of San Francisco - Off Campus Housing Listing
The Student Housing and Residential Education Office maintains a Housing and Room Search Tool where you can browse for room listings. This service is available to USF students and is free of charge.

Option #2 - Craigslist
Craigslist is the most popular database for finding housing in the San Francisco Bay area. Tips: Once you've specified your search, type in the "Search Type" area "Students." This helps one specify units/rooms/apartments that landlords and posters are posting specifically for students. ____

Option #3 - San Francisco Housing Services with Latitude 38 Group
Latitude 38 Housing Services is a leading provider of student housing in San Francisco.  Our all inclusive, fully furnished accommodations include housekeeping and utilities and are located in some of the most exciting neighborhoods in the city.   Live with a roommate or in a private room and avoid the frustrating process of searching for housing.  We are committed to providing you simple, affordable, and convenient accommodation. 

Option #4 - Social Media
Your Facebook: Post a message or status asking if anyone is looking for a room or knows anyone with any leads.
Your Twitter: Tweet a message that shows up on your Timeline asking if anyone is looking for a room or knows of any leads.
Off Campus Facebook: Add us on Facebook

Looking for an apartment?

Option #1 - University of San Francisco - Off-Campus Housing Listing
The Student Housing and Residential Education Office maintains a Housing and Room Search Tool where you can browse for apartment listings. This service is available to USF students and is free of charge.

Option #2 - Zumper.com
Zumper.com a curated search site for apartment rentals where listings are real and from verified sources. We know finding the right place can be challenging so we built neighborhood pages and a news feed to help you refine your search. For USF, we're also offering free phone consultations so if you have specific questions about renting in San Francisco, give us a call at (919)-998-6737.

Option #3 - James Wavro Associates Property Leasing and Rental Assistance
We know you have a limited amount of time for your search and are looking for a competitive advantage over other tenants searching for the same properties. Our full service rental program is the perfect way to gasin that advantage. One of our licensed real estate professionals will do all the work from pre-qualifying you with the application and credit/income process, representing you to owners and agents of available properties, preparing the schedule and conducting the tours. The agent will assist you with the application process and lease negotiations all the way through to lease signing. We work with you until you obtain the rental property you looking for, whether it's a few days or a few weeks. ***Visit site to learn more including fees.

Option #4 - Craigslist
Craigslist is the most popular database for finding housing in the San Francisco Bay area. Tips: Once you've specified your search, type in the "Search Type" area "Students." This helps one specify units/rooms/apartments that landlords and posters are posting specifically for students.

Option #5 - American Marketing Systems Incorporated (Kim Harper)
Relocating to a new city can be a big challenge. Especially when you are not familiar with the rental and real estate market, nor with the San Francisco neighborhoods or San Diego neighborhoods. Working with a local relocation specialist can be a big asset when looking for a new place or the right neighborhood in a new city.

Option #6 - Social Media
Your Facebook: Post a message or status asking if anyone is looking for a room or knows anyone with any leads.
Your Twitter: Tweet a message that shows up on your Timeline asking if anyone is looking for a room or knows of any leads.
Off Campus Facebook: Add us on Facebook

Option #7 - Other Sites
www.rentinsanfrancisco.com
www.sfrenter.com
www.sfrent.net
www.oodle.com/regions/sf
www.apartmentratings.com
http://www.apartmentlist.com/
http://www.myapartmentmap.com/
www.move.com/apartments/main.aspx
www.apartmentsource.com
www.mynewplace.com
www.housingmaps.com
www.apartments.com
www.mycheapapartments.com
www.rentcafe.com
www.sfhousingservices.com/

Looking for last minute or temporary housing?

Option #1 - University of San Francisco - Off Campus Housing Listing
The Student Housing and Residential Education Office maintains a Housing and Room Search Tool where you can browse for temporary listings. This service is available to USF students and is free of charge. Tips: Temporary leases are generally leases from 1-6 months. Look at the "Lease Length" field.

Option #2 - Craigslist
Craigslist is the most popular database for finding housing in the San Francisco Bay area. Tips: Once you've specified your search, type in the "Search Type" area "Students." This helps one specify units/rooms/apartments that landlords and posters are posting specifically for students.

Option #3 - Hotels and Residences (Word Document)
A collection of Hotel and Residence Inns near USF and Downtown.

Option #4 - American Marketing Systems Incorporated (Kim Harper)
Whether you are looking for a short-term rental for an employee or need a short-term rental yourself, for business or pleasure, AMSI can help you find the perfect solution for your short-term housing needs.

Option #5 - Social Media
Your Facebook: Post a message or status asking if anyone is looking for a room or knows anyone with any leads.
Your Twitter: Tweet a message that shows up on your Timeline asking if anyone is looking for a room or knows of any leads.
Off Campus Facebook: Add us on Facebook

Option #6 - AirBnb
This site allows people to rent out rooms in their residence or even entire apartments or homes for a specified period of time.

Looking for a roommate?

Option #1 - University of San Francisco - Off Campus Housing Roommate Finder
The Student Housing and Residential Education Office maintains a Roommate Networking Database where you can browse for roommates. This service is available only to USF students and is free of charge. To access this tool you will need your USF username and password to log-in.

Option #2 - Craigslist
Craigslist has a "Rooms and Shares" section where you can find people looking for a roommate to share a unit. You can also use the "Housing Wanted" section to post information about yourself and the property you are hoping to secure.

Option #3 - Social Media
Your Facebook: Post a message or status asking if anyone is looking for a roommate
Your Twitter: Tweet a message that shows up on your Timeline asking if anyone is looking for a roommate or knows of any leads.
Off Campus Facebook: Add us on Facebook

Corporate Housing for Staff/Faculty

Option #1 - AirBnb
This site allows people to rent out rooms in their residence or even entire apartments or homes for a specified period of time.

Option #2San Francisco Housing Services with Latitude 38 Group
Latitude 38 Housing Services is a leading provider for interim and long term corporate housing.  Our accommodations vary from affordable hotels to luxury living with full amenities.  We guarantee a clean and convenient living experience in the City.







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