Graduate Student Housing
Whether you are new to Howard and the Washington, D.C., area or you are a current student making the decision to live off-campus, Howard's Office of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement provides some great resources to support students living off-campus. The Office of Off-Campus Housing will help guide you through the process of finding housing and provides guidance about moving in, signing leases, safety & security, tenant & landlord rights, and being a responsible member of your new neighborhood community. They also provide a food pantry available to all Howard students.
While many first- and second-year undergraduate students take advantage of guaranteed on-campus housing, many upper-class HU students, as well as graduate students, live off-campus in the neighborhoods surrounding the main campus and elsewhere in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Securing housing can be a daunting task for those of you who are not currently in D.C. or the surrounding area, but there are many affordable housing options for graduate students living off-campus in the D.C. metropolitan area. Please use the information below to begin your search.
Begin Your Housing Search
Use the Off-Campus Housing Website
Howard’s Off-Campus Housing website is an excellent first step to finding housing options. You can also use the housing website to search for roommates with similar interests and preferences and to explore message boards and other resources to assist your search. Signing up is easy and free. Students searching for a sublet should log into the Off-Campus Housing Site, select 'Housing' at the top of the page, click on "More," and then apply the 'Sublets Only' filter under 'I Want to Rent.'