Non-Harvard Housing

Non-Harvard Housing

Non-Harvard Housing

These housing resources are completely independent from HUH, and HUH does not endorse any of them or review the information given by these resources.

We caution all potential tenants to verify all information you receive.

General Housing Questions

If you have general questions about housing, either on or off campus, please send an email to or call the Campus Service Center at (617) 496-7827. 

Off Campus Housing

If you are a Harvard affiliate who is looking for off campus housing or wants to list a property they own for rent, we recommend that you visit You'll be able to see photos, amenities, maps, and more. Please sign up as a Harvard Affiliate.

Realtors, property managers, and property owners who want to list a rental property should sign up as a Property Manager. Note that listings are publicly searchable.

Note: If you are a Harvard University Housing resident who wants to list a sublet this is the only listing site to which you may post. Click here to learn how to list your unit on the site. Please download our sublet kit for details on the entire sublet process.

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Find a Roommate

Sharing a Harvard University Housing or other apartment is a great way to reduce your housing costs. Post and view roommate listings on

Note: In order to protect your security, you should never share your personal information (login ID and password) with a potential roommate or with anyone else.


Continuum. a 325-unit rental apartment opportunity at 199 North Harvard Street, Allston, is now open for occupancy. They offer both short-term and long-term rentals.

Local Realtors

There are many realtors agents in the Cambridge/Boston area. We suggest you search online for ones who focus on the towns in which you are most interested in living. They are well versed in the market and can be helpful in quickly locating apartments that meet your needs.

Some search terms you might want to use are:

  • Rental agent
  • Leasing agent
  • Realtor
  • Broker
  • Hint: include the name of the city or town in which you want to live as part of your search term.

Note that rental agents typically charge renters a “finder’s fee” of one month’s rent if they locate an apartment that you rent; there is no charge if you do not rent through them. We recommend that you work only with agents who are licensed in Massachusetts.

Apartments and Houses for Rent

When searching the web for housing rentals you might want to use some of these terms:

  • Rentals
  • Short term rentals
  • Housing
  • Apartments for rent
  • Furnished rentals
  • Sabbatical rentals
  • Hint: Narrow your search by including the names of the cities or towns where you want to live.

Hotels and Short Term Stays

If you need a place to stay for one night to a few months, we suggest using the following terms when searching the web:

  • Hotel
  • Motel
  • Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
  • Inn
  • Short term stay
  • Corporate stay
  • Sabbatical rentals




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