Welcome! Housing Resources is here to help Boston University Medical Campus students find a place to live in the Boston and surrounding areas. We are here to walk you through the entire housing search process — from picking a neighborhood to finding a roommate to signing a lease. Even after you find a place to live, we can help you with any issues you may have getting settled in Boston or working through any roommate or landlord conflicts.
Housing Resources mission is to educate, advise and assist students on the practices and policies of renting an apartment, on issues as they relate to roommates and landlords and on their rights and responsibilities as tenants. This mission is realized through excellence in service, resources, presentations and individual consultations.
All About Renting in Boston
Does the thought of searching for housing in Boston seem daunting? Join Housing Resources on Friday, March 8 from 12-1 PM to learn more about finding a place to live and the rental experience in Boston. Our guest speaker Steve Handler provides great advice, based on his extensive years of experience in the Boston rental market. The event will be held virtually using the following Zoom link:
Want to be kept up-to-date with this event and others? Sign up through our Event Interest page!
2024 BUMC Housing Guide Available!
The 2024 BUMC Housing Guide, developed in partnership with VeryApt, is now available to all BUMC students! This guide was built using ratings and feedback from current BUMC students to assist current and incoming BUMC students with finding housing in the Boston area. You can use the guide to learn more about properties and landlords throughout Boston, the neighborhoods where BUMC students live, and expected rental expenses.
*All reviews and ratings were provided by the BUMC students who submitted the VeryApt survey regarding housing for 2024. Percentages, specific amounts, and averages are based on information from students who submitted the survey and many not accurately reflect the entire BUMC student community.
You can still check out the 2023 VeryApt Housing Guide for more information.
Contact the staff of Student Financial Services & Housing Resources
- Assistance and encouragement
- Information about area realtors and neighborhoods
- Help with landlord issues
- Guidance on understanding your lease
For most immediate service, please contact us at OHR@bu.edu.
Quick Links to Housing Resources webpages:
- BU Off-Campus Services
- Budget Worksheet
- City of Boston
- Finding An Apartment
- International Students
- Leases – Renting Essentials
- Neighborhoods & Safety
- Winter Preparation Tips