Pratt Institute’s Off Campus Housing Resource Services provides tips, tools, and search engines to help students and faculty find the apartment and location that meets their requests. Many of these services offer one-on-one housing counseling and will guide you through an application process.
Educational Housing Services (EHS)
Educational Housing Services (EHS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully furnished housing to students and interns coming to New York City throughout the year. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn and is a great short-term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community with your peers.
LIVENTS REAL ESTATE
The Li Moye Team at Livents Real Estate is here to assist you in your housing search. Lisa Li Moye is the team leader & is also a Pratt Alumna. We are a trusted team in New York City, providing one-on-one consulting about the application process, requirements, fees, timing, and the market so you can successfully find an apartment. For more information on residential sales and rentals, please contact: Lisa Li Moye (BFA Interior Design ’09), firstname.lastname@example.org, 917.727.3314
New York Habitat
For the past 30 years, New York Habitat has been specializing in the rentals of furnished accommodations in New York. Our real estate agency has a vast network of affordable fully furnished apartments and rooms to rent in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. We offer a wide range of housing options including no-fee rentals.
Contact: New York Habitat
Residence Hall at Brooklyn College
The residence hall is brand new, and offers apartment-style living, including private bathrooms and kitchenettes in every room. As an added benefit, every room has an all-inclusive utilities package. Also included are: an exercise room, a laundry room, a communal lounge with TWO plasma TVs and a full kitchen, as well as a quiet study lounge. These amenities are accessible 24 hours a day, and are available to all residents. View the free application.
Point2 Homes is a nationwide real estate marketplace that provides renters with easy access to thousands of apartment listings.
RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that features thousands of apartments, directly from reputable property managers, which guarantees that all the listings are fully verified and scam-free.
Avalon Communities includes a range of options in the greater NYC area, many of which are currently accepting applications for affordable housing programs. Read more information about Avalon Communities’ options in the area.
PropertyClub is a transparent online marketplace offering NYC apartments, condos, penthouses, brownstones and houses for rent or for sale. We include pet-friendly, no-fee, fully furnished and luxury apartments for rent in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Students and newcomers can also use our coliving tool to find the right apartment and the right roommate in NYC.
transparentcity.co is a dedicated NYC no fee apartment platform where renters can save money on broker fees by being connected directly to management companies.
Listings Project is a free weekly compilation of vetted real estate listings and other opportunities geared towards artists and creatives. The newsletter comes out every Wednesday and advertises spaces such as: apartments and rooms for rent, sublets, lease takeovers, live/work spaces, art studio spaces, and swaps. They do not allow apartments with fees or brokers to list on the site. Subscribe to the list for free. There is a fee to post listings. Pratt students receive a $15 discount to post to the list when they contact email@example.com with their university email.
Diggz is a marketplace to find roommates and rentals that covers all your basis: Find rooms for rent, roommates to fill your empty room, or partner up with someone to find a new place of your own anywhere in the NYC area. Diggz is a free service that connects you to like-minded prospective roommates with similar lifestyle attributes and preferences, leveraging a proprietary matching algorithm. Diggz also allows you to search for apartments and contact the landlord or exclusive broker directly.
Download a PDF of additional search engines and resources.