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Off Campus Housing refers to the private market housing that is in no way affiliated with Harvard University or Harvard Law School. For information on Harvard-affiliated off campus housing, check out Harvard University Housing.

Harvard University Housing (HUH) has engaged Off Campus Partners to manage an online database with listings of rental units offered by private landlords and real estate agents. The site also contains a section where Harvard affiliates can search for a roommate.

A few details:

  • 67% of the HLS student body lives off campus
  • 86% of HLS students living off campus live in private off campus housing
  • 14% of HLS students living off campus live in Harvard University Housing
  • The average monthly rent paid by an HLS student in 2015 was $1,500

There are many things to consider when undertaking an apartment search. You should take some time to consider the following housing priorities before your make you decision.

Understanding your priorities will help you narrow your search and avoid spending time exploring apartments that really don’t fit your needs. Furthermore, if you decide to work with a realtor, thinking about your priorities ahead of time will allow the realtor to more quickly identify apartments that you might like.

Massachusetts Tenant Rights, Laws, and Protections

If you are unaware of Massachusetts tenants rights, do not understand your lease, or feel as though are you being taken advantage of, you may consult the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Massachusetts Tenant Rights, Laws, and Protections.