Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Finding Housing

Finding housing in Berkeley can be a daunting process. Luckily, there are many resources available to help you find housing near the UC Berkeley campus. Be sure to start your search early with Cal Housing

Housing Resources

  • UC Berkeley Cal Rentals
    Provides a wide selection of rental listings, counseling and written information on finding housing, and setting up telephone and utility (gas/electricity) services.
     
  • Family Student Housing at University Village
    About half of Berkeley’s graduate student parents live in university housing at University Village in nearby Albany. Over 900 family housing units are available for student families (undergraduate and graduate), from one-bedroom/one-bath to three-bedroom/two-bath apartments. As wait-lists are common, register your interest as early as possible, even before arriving on campus. 
     
  • International House 
    An exciting home to around 600 students and scholars from around the world, including Americans.
     
  • Craigslist.com
    Offers postings about available housing in the East Bay or other parts of the Bay Area. Be sure to review the information about scams and personal safety on Craigslist. 
     
  • Sabbatical Homes
    An online resource for home rentals or exchanges.
  • Apartment List
    Aggregated apartment listings from hundreds of sources across the country.
     
  • Roomorama.com
    Offering over 3,500 properties across 9 major cities in the U.S. for short term rent.
     
  • Sublet.com 
    Apartment rentals, sublets, houses and rooms for rent in major U.S. cities. 
     
  • Zumper
    Map-based search for home & apartment rentals with real-time updates. 
     
  • Trulia
    Search rooms and apartments for rent by location

The Goldman School does not partner with or endorse any of the non-campus services listed above. This list is not exhaustive and is provided to help you get started with your housing search.  Please use these services at your own risk.

Photo Credit: Bonnie Azab Powell