Finding Permanent Housing      


Finding a special place to live while you are a student at Stevens is important. Stevens Institute of Technology and the Office of Graduate Student Affairs have partnered with Places4Students.com, a company that specializes in providing Off-Campus Housing solutions for students, faculty, and staff. This service is FREE for anyone to use. Registration is not required to search the listings. Our partnership with Places4Students can help you find a place to live, a roommate, or a sublet – all you need is your Stevens email address to register.  

  • Students can search rental listings here.

  • Students can register to post a FREE Roommate/Sublet listing here.

  • Landlords can register to post a FREE listings here

Customer Service:
[email protected]
1-866-766-0767
Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm 
Friday 9am-5pm 

 

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DISCLAIMER 
 
LISTINGS APPEARING ON THE PLACES4STUDENTS SITE ARE NOT ENDORSED OR GUARANTEED BY STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. SITE USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHOICE OF LANDLORD, ROOMMATE(S), AND RENTAL UNIT.

 
Places4Students residential listings are provided as a convenience to Stevens Institute of Technology (“University”) students, faculty and staff at the main campus in Hoboken, NJ. The University does not:
·       Approve the accuracy of any information posted on the site,
·       Endorse a landlord or residential unit,
·       Validate a unit’s safety or cleanliness, or
·       Confirm that listed properties comply with building, safety or fire codes.
 
Users of the site contract with each other at their own risk. It is the user’s obligation to understand their legal rights, risks, and responsibilities. Before signing a lease or the Places4Students disclaimer or user agreement, read the terms and conditions carefully. Be aware that Places4Students does not confirm any identities or the accuracy of any posted information. Be careful to evaluate the property, the landlord, and the safety and security of the surrounding area and any commute.  Student users who require legal guidance and/or representation should contact the NJ Bar Association or The Waterfront Project for guidance.
 
Students are under no obligation to utilize this site, other alternatives exist. Real estate agents can provide assistance in locating available housing for a fee, and listings can be found on other online sites.


HOBOKEN & SURROUNDING AREAS

In general, rents are highest in Hoboken and lower in the surrounding towns of Jersey City, Union City, and Weehawken. Jersey City is very large and is commonly broken down into sub-areas including Newport, Journal Square, Downtown, and the Heights. The real estate market in this area moves very quickly, so students should proactive when looking for accommodations.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS & COMPANIES

Real estate agents (also known as realtors) can help you navigate through the process of finding an apartment, but realtors charge a fee for their service. Realtor fees (sometimes called "broker fees") are usually equivalent to one month's rent. If you would like to work with a realtor to find an apartment, we recommend the following agencies:

Liberty Realty | Boutique Realty | Dixon Leasing

ONLINE RENTAL LISTINGS

Listed below are some websites that may be useful in the search for non-Stevens housing. This is not a complete list nor an endorsement of the websites listed. 

Apartment Finder.com  |  ApartmentGuide.com  |  Realtor.com  |  ApartmentList.com  |  Rent.com | GSMLS.com

OTher resources

In My Area - A free website that lets students find all of the home service companies available in their neighborhood. Students are able to compare the different internet and cable companies while also seeing what electric, water, and gas companies are available to them. The site is free to use and does not require any personal information.

SIGNING A LEASE
  • It is very important to only sign a lease when you are certain that you want that particular apartment and are willing to rent for the entire duration of the contract (usually 12 months).

    • Sub-leasing is typically only permitted if it is in the contract. 

      • If you are sub-leasing from another individual, your ability to contact the landlord may be affected. In those cases, it can be harder to correct issues with maintenance requests, return of security deposits, etc.

  • If your landlord requires a letter certifying that you are a Stevens student, please stop by the Office of Graduate Student Affairs (Howe Center - 5th Floor), Monday-Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to pick one up. You will need your student ID number. 

BEFORE YOU MOVE IN
  • Make sure to have all agreements with the landlord in writing before you move-in, including any repairs that need to be made. 
  • Do a "walk-through" of the apartment with the landlord before you move in to review the condition of the apartment to make sure you are not held responsible for pre-existing damages. 

  • Ensure that you have a proven way to contact the landlord (cell phone, e-mail, etc.) before you move in, in case any problems occur later on. 

SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • Before you sign a lease anywhere, it is very important to consider the safety and security of the apartment, neighborhood, and surrounding area.
    • Visit the area during the day and at night, to make sure you feel comfortable and safe. 

      • Ask your realtor and/or the neighbors what the area is like and if there are any concerns.

      • If you plan on walking to campus from the apartment, make sure you do not need to walk through any unsafe areas.

  • Make sure that the apartment is in a location from which you can safely and easily commute to campus.

    • Living near PATH stations, Light Rail stations, or Stevens campus shuttle bus stops is a good idea. For maps of these locations, visit the individual websites or look on Google Maps.

STEVENS HOUSING 

Stevens has a number of apartments available in buildings throughout the city of Hoboken, known as Stevens Leased Housing. Stevens graduate students are eligible to apply for housing in Stevens Leased Housing. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about Stevens Housing Options, including fees, visit the Office of Residence Life website.

QUESTIONS?

For questions about housing options for graduate students, contact the Office of Graduate Student Affairs via email at [email protected] or by calling 201-216-5633.