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COVID-19: Off Campus Housing Support and Resources

We in Off Campus Housing and Support Services are here to support you during this time with information and resources about off campus housing assistance. Please see below.

If you are seeking moving and storage options, please see a list of companies and locations here.

  • U-HAUL is offering the first 30 days of storage free for students displaced due to COVID-19. Space is limited.
  • Mi-Box Storage Solutions will deliver you a box, take it, and store it for $199/month. Options available so split space with roommates. Call 617-812-2524 or email kelly@getmibox.com More information at miboxne.com/student-storage

If you are seeking temporary housing, please utilize our temporary housing list. From this list, the places below currently have availability.

  • Beacon Street Guesthouse is offering discounted rates for displaced students. Contact directly at 463beacon@gmail.com.
  • Courtyard Marriott near North Station has discounted student rooms (singles and doubles) available for as low as $89/night. Please call directly at 617-725- 0003.
  • Hi Boston Hostel – Offering space and affordable extended stays to displaced students. Contact Angie at Angelique.Brutus@hiusa.org.
  • Godfrey Hotel is offering rates of $79/night through March for displaced students.
  • Stars of Boston – furnished apartments, flexible leases. Start as low as $69/night. Contact directly for best rates:  617-855-9576 or email us at hello@starsofboston.com.
  • Copley House has availability and rates as low as $100/night.
  • The Upton offers furnished studios and 1 bedrooms for daily, weekly and monthly stays. Average cost: $150/night; as low as $110/night.
  • Blueground furnished apartments.
  • Furnished Quarters offers apartments with a special student discount rate. Contact Brittni Cunha at 617-236-4908 (ext 1005) or brittnic@furnishedquarters.com
  • Compass furnished apartments – Contact directly at reservations@compasscorp.com or call 866-364-7886 to make a reservation.
  • Sonder offers furnished apartments in Boston.
  • June Homes offer furnished apartments in Boston.
  • Churchill Living furnished apartments near campus. Start at $109/night. 3 night minimum.
  • Extended Stay America has Northeastern discounts (through March 31st) at their locationsin Braintree and Waltham. Contact Rachana Kheraj at 626-203-1217, rkheraj@extendedstay.com.
  • enVision Hotels (Boston and Everett) – Rates as low as $65/night. Contact directly at 617-383-5229
  • Irving Housing B&B, Cambridge, MA. Flat rates for displaced students starting at $70/night. Contact stay@irvinghouse.com, (617) 547-4600 .
  • Candlewood Suites, Burlington, MA. Discounted rates – call Chris Antico directly at 781-229-4300.
  • Hampton Inn (Logan Airport), Revere, MA. Average rates of $127/night.

Shared apartments can be found through the following resources:

    • Roostup – All-Inclusive Shared Apartments, RoostUp offers apartments which include all of the amenities you need to make urban living simple and affordable.
    • PlaceMe – Co-living service – One monthly price includes a fully-furnished bedroom, fully-furnished common areas and fully stocked kitchen, utilities and high-speed internet, bimonthly cleaning, and background-checked roommates. Waiving March rent for displaced students staying through May.
    • Bungalow – Another co-living option that provides move-in ready homes with leases ranging from 4 months to 18 months.

Realtors Waiving Fees:  

  • Cornerstone Real Estate has open rooms available within apartments in Mission Hill. No broker fee for apartments with immediate move-in. Contact directly at (617) 238-7400.

 

Avoid scams! See places in person and speak directly over the phone. Consider using  Mysmartrenter.com. They are offering everyone who needs to move a 50% discount on our services during this time. Use code: smart50renter.

Disclaimer: Off-Campus Housing and Support Services provides information to Northeastern University students, faculty and staff members solely as a courtesy. Northeastern does not endorse any of the services listed. Northeastern University accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of listings with the office. Contact with persons listed herein must be conducted independently and at your own risk.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I no longer need my off-campus apartment. How can I get out of my lease?

You will need to speak directly to your landlord/property manager as you are still responsible for your contract through the end date. You may have the option to sublet or terminate your lease early for a fee. Send your lease to offcampus@northeastern.edu if you would like us to review it and answer specific questions.

Question: Since Northeastern has closed its residence halls. Will LightView require students to move? Can I be released from my LightView contract?

LightView is not requiring its students to move out and has implemented measures to ensure its residents remain prepared and informed via email. LightView is considered an off-campus apartment, and similar to other off-campus apartments, you will be held to your lease. We encourage you to speak directly with LightView regarding re-letting, termination, or concerns due to financial hardship.

Question: What do I do if I start feeling sick while living off-campus?

Please refer to Northeastern’s COVID-19 Monitoring Your Health website page and its individual instructions per Northeastern campus region. Please follow all instructions from your primary care physician or hospital. If you have roommates and are concerned about self-isolation, please ask your primary physician or hospital for advice. Please advise Off Campus Housing and Support Services by email at offcampus@northeastern.edu of your condition so the university can support you in any way possible.

 

Apartment Housing Database

To sublet a room in an off-campus apartment or to find an apartment unit off campus, use our Northeastern Housing Database. See login instructions and next steps below.

  1. 1. Click on Sign Up in the upper right-hand corner of the page to create your account.
  2. 2. Select Northeastern Student, Staff, Faculty.  Login with your myNortheastern credentials.
  3. 3. A confirmation link will be sent to your email inbox. Follow the link, and your account is all set!

View Apartment and Sublet Listings

Under the Housing tab you can view apartment and sublet listings.  Many listings require a one year lease commitment; however, if you are interested in a shorter renting period, search for Sublet under Listing Type. You may sort listings by distance from campus, newest, and price. View listings on a map or list format.

Find Roommates

Click on the Roommates tab, and make a profile for yourself so other students can contact you if they are interested in living with you. Once your profile is created, you can also search the database for a roommate based on cleanliness, social habits, and more using the many filter options. You have the option to search by students that “Have a Place” available to rent or “Need a Place” which can be very helpful for subletting.

Locate a Realtor

Click the Agent/Broker tab to find a licensed area realtor who will be able to show you available apartments.

Contact Us

We are here to assist you with any questions and throughout your search. Advising and support are available by contacting us at offcampus@northeastern.edu, or calling 617-373-8480 and leaving a message so we may return your call. Please let us know if you have any other questions or need clarification, as we are here to help.