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The Lazarus Center for Career Development obtains information contained in this site from a variety of sources, and makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the accuracy, or suitability of the data, information, and/or links to other sites contained within "The Housing Board" and assumes no legal liability for the information on this site. All content is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind.

The Housing Board is reserved for Smith College students, alumnae, faculty & staff only.

To submit an ad, email Charlene at cimes@smith.edu with a
BRIEF description (100 word max.) including date of availability, price, and contact information. Also, please indicate your Smith College affiliation in your email. Sorry, we cannot post pictures. Ads will remain on the board for 3 months.

Listings & Resources by Location

Western Massachusetts

Available

  • Furnished room available June 1st to Labor Day. Located in Easthampton, MA. Five minute drive from campus. Bike path located directly off backyard. Thirty minute bike to campus. Mount Tom across the street for views and hikes. Large backyard with views of Connecticut River Ox Bow. Utilities are provided including electric, gas, water, sewer, wifi, laundry and kitchen access. Kitchen, laundry, 2 bathrooms and yard are shared with a family consisting of a husband, wife (graduate of SSW), 6 month old daughter, and friendly black lab. Parking spot in driveway. $700 per month, email Sarah at gillio.sarah@gmail.com graduate student preferred. (posted 4/16/15)

  • Northampton - Lovely spacious 2-BR (or 1-BR plus dining room) on 3rd floor, excellent condition, great light, lots of charm, beautiful wood floors, wood trim, nicely painted walls, huge walk-in closets. Living room with French doors, nice kitchen with newer appliances and d/w, sunny four-season sunroom makes great home office. Friendly side street and neighborhood. Shared yard, off-street parking, your own washer/dryer, efficient gas heat, replacement windows, well-maintained building. Year lease, good credit and references, and first, last, security required. Tenants responsible for all utilities; landlords pay trash, snow, lawn. No smoking, prefer no pets. June 1st. $1450. merylc777@gmail.com (posted 4/14/15)

  • Northampton - Beautiful 2+ BR on 2nd floor, a short walk to downtown restaurants and fun! Great light, lovely wood floors, fully renovated kitchen with dishwasher, two bedrooms, living room, dining room, light and spacious fully-insulated sunroom for home office or den. Your own washer/dryer, finished room in the basement for gym or storage. Newer appliances, replacement windows, efficient gas heat, ceiling fans, well-maintained building. Friendly side street and neighborhood. Shared yard, off-street parking. Tenant pays utilities; owner pays trash, lawn, snow. Year lease, first, last, security, and good credit and references required. No smoking, prefer no pets. July 1st. $1550 merylc777@gmail.com (posted 4/14/15)

  • FURNISHED BEDROOM. Northampton: 1/2 mile Smith & downtown. Available: mid-August or Sept. 1st. Short or long term: month-to-month basis. $700 ALL-INCLUSIVE RENT. One bedroom in a two bedroom apartment. Includes full-size bed, dresser, desk, shelves, and large closet. Two high-set windows and spring green wall paint. A simple and quiet environment. A 2nd larger room is available for $850. Rent includes heat, electricity, wifi, recycling/trash, filtered drinking water, basic supplies, household cleaning, onsite laundry, and parking. Pet-free, chemical-free, artificial fragrance-free. The apartment is 100% free from recreational alcohol, smoke, and drugs. Contact Maya: 413-552-9008 or mayaliebermann123@gmail.com (posted 4/10/15)

  • Two Smith students looking for roommates in a 4 bedroom house on Forbes Street in Northampton. It is $500 a month and is furnished. It has washer, dryer, dishwasher, parking, wood floors, front and back patio, and a fire place. The house is incredibly spacious. Please contact Sam at sbehrens@smith.edu. (posted 4/8/15)

  • LARGE, newly painted, furnished room for rent: Single family, owner occupied home in Florence, very close to Smith Campus. Corner lot, very quiet neighborhood, adjacent to the nature conservation trails, beautiful hiking right in your backyard. Private bathroom, large kitchen area great for cooking, 2 separate living areas, washer/dryer, parking, deck and yard. $650/mo includes all utilities, cable and wireless Internet. Available August 15, 2015. Email rodinthinkin@gmail.com or call Lisa: 413-636-2545. (posted 4/8/15)

  • Three bedroom house in Florence (3 miles from campus) available Sept 1 - December 15. Remodeled kitchen, lovely side yard. One block from bike path, also one block from downtown Florence. Asking $2000/month, including gas/electric/washer dryer. References required. For information/photos, email aegiardina@comcast.net. (posted 3/31/15)

  • Charming, well-equipped, fully furnished 3-bedroom home with deck and shaded yard, on the bus line, located next to UMA campus, for months of July-August. $1600/month includes all utilities. Friendly adult cat (indoor/outdoor) will keep you company. No additional pets please. Children welcome. Please contact: stephanieshafran@gmail.com (posted 3/27/15)

  • Furnished room available June1st. Room is located across from Childs Park, a short walk from Smith campus. The newly remodeled room has a full bath and a separate entrance, both with radiant floor heat. Utilities are provided including electric, gas, water, sewer, wifi, laundry and kitchen access. Kitchen, laundry, and yard are shared with a family consisting of a husband, wife, 18 year old daughter and two cats. On street parking is available and off street parking provided during snow removal. References and security deposit required. $650 per month, call 413-204-9880, graduate student preferred (posted 3/24/15)

  • Unique Rental Available 9/1/15 (Offered by Smith Alums). Live in Northampton’s historic Laurel Park, a charming community of individual Victorian Cottages in a tree-lined country setting, adjacent to Fitzgerald Lake Conservation area. 3.8 mi. from Smith and 1/4 mi from River Valley Market and Cafe (bus route) and I-91. Rent is for entire house, suitable for one person or couple. 1 bedroom, furnished, fully equipped kitchen, sunny porch. Rent (academic year) $730/month plus utilities. Sorry, no pets, no smokers. Contact: Mary Cowhey mcowhey@hotmail.com Tel. 413 584-8917 or Greg Kline gmk105@gmail.com Tel. 413 584-0172 (posted 3/24/15)

  • One and two bedroom apartments available in historic grand Victorian buildings on Bedford Terrace immediately adjacent to Smith College and one block to downtown. Mostly hardwood floors and lots of light. Appealing views. Kitchens and baths are simple but apartments offer lots of charm and perfect location. Rents vary by size from $850 - $1400 and include heat and hot water. Pets are permitted. Some units have laundry in building. Jordi Herold jordiherold@earthlink.net 413-587-4581  (posted 3/23/15)

  • Private room in quaint, historic New England home at 168 Ryan Road, Florence. Perfect accommodation for the Smith College or other professional looking for temporary accommodation. Comfortable double bed with heated mattress pad. Dresser, closet, three windows. 1.5 bath, home. One week min stay. Up to 2 months. Gorgeous gardens and tree-lined streets. The house is roomy enough for two and filled with curios, antiques and a calm, unobtrusive housecat. The home would be shared - interaction is inevitable but with two working people (tenant and host), would be somewhat limited. Use of kitchen, wifi, laundry. $140/wk, $550/month. call: Stephen 413 375 1057 (posted 3/23/15)

  • Furnished Room for Rent: Social Worker looking to rent to a Smith SW student for summer term. Single family, owner occupied home in Florence, 3 miles to Smith campus, on bike path and bus route. Bedroom with large closet and private bathroom, big eat-in-kitchen great for cooking, lots of open space, washer/dryer, storage, parking, yard. $650/mo includes utilities. We have two children, a dog and 2 cats. Sorry, no additional pets at this time. Available May 1st (negotiable). Contact Sarah Burnham, sarah.burnham@va.com (posted 3/9/15)

  • SHORT TERM RENTAL AVAILABLE: Smith grad/staff member looking to rent a one bedroom, partially furnished, apartment with sunny bedroom upstairs and kitchen, small living area, and bathroom downstairs. Located within a short walk from downtown Northampton and Smith College. Available for short rental (from a few days up to the whole time) in April and May (including graduation weekend). Includes parking space and washer/dryer in basement. Price dependent on length of rental. Please contact mcoburn17@gmail.com for more information. (posted 3/9/15)

  • Furnished/Unfurnished Room for Rent: Single family, owner occupied home in Holyoke Highlands, 8 miles to Smith campus with easy access to 91 and Rte. 5. Good size bedroom with large closet, includes semi-private bathroom, big eat-in-kitchen great for cooking, lots of open space, washer/dryer, storage, parking, central air, deck & private yard. $625/mo includes utilities. I have two friendly cats. Sorry, no additional pets at this time. Available May 1st (negotiable). Ideally seeking longer term renter. Contact Alison: alison.mcalear@gmail.com. (posted 3/9/15)

  • Sunny Northampton townhouse 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 1380 sq feet, near bike path and town. Well maintained, fully applianced eat-in kitchen, opens to the living area, half bath and private deck. The second floor has two large bedrooms and a full bath with shower and a Jacuzzi tub. The finished basement could be used as office/TV area or extra storage. Small front yard. Attached garage, central air and washer/dryer in unit. No smoking. $1,600. Please contact: victoriabrett@comcast.net (posted 3/2/15)

  • FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT: First floor bedroom with bathroom in home 3 miles from Smith. Kitchen and washer/dryer access. Lots of open space on 39 acres at Pathways Cohousing. $625/month. Also, entire house, 4 bedrooms, available for graduation week end, 575.00/night. No smoking. Pets considered individually. Email amylisametzger@yahoo.com or call 413-320-3505. (posted 3/2/15)

  • Room Available for Smith College School for Social Work Graduate Student May through August 2015. Small bedroom with adjacent study, private half bath on second floor of our home available for rent, shared shower on first floor. 5 minutes from Smith, close to bike path. $530 per month includes utilities, wireless internet, use of front yard, parking. We are a semi-retired professional social work couple. Sorry, no pets. Contact Shirley at ssicurello@comcast.net (posted 2/9/15)

  • Updated 2brm, 1.5 bth condo in desirable Northampton location, short walk to bus and town center: Light-filled, hardwood floor downstairs and new laminate floor upstairs; new kitchen cabinets, counter, dish washer and disposal, new kitchen floor; new bathroom vanity and floor; freshly painted; private brick patio; full basement for storage; 2 parking spaces, and well maintained grounds. 1st and last mth rent and sec. dep. + utilities. No smoking. No pets. Available ASAP in Jan, 2015 $1,425 per month. Email or call # 413-992-7994. Please leave your phone number. (posted 1/20/15)

  • SUNNY ROOM IN WILLIAMSBURG 12 x 12 bedroom with window and skylight available in second-floor apartment. $350/month includes heat, hot water, electricity, wifi, propane for cooking, off-street parking space, deck overlooking the Mill River, and a share in on-site storage space. The apartment is a bright, cozy space with a "lake cottage" atmosphere, with sloped ceilings, hand-hewn woodwork, and wooden floors. Near R42 bus to Northampton. Bedroom can be partially furnished. Shared with one quiet, non-smoking omnivore female and one cat. Available from September 1, on a month-to-month basis, for shorter or longer stays. Contact Tomasin at purlene99@yahoo.com. (posted 1/20/15)

Wanted

  • Summer sublet needed: June 1-August 15. Clean, quiet, 30 year old female seeking clean, comfortable summer housing (preferably with separate entrance). I will be attending Smith's Social Work PhD program for the next three summers. I am a social work faculty member and a therapist in Colorado. I have two small, quiet and well-behaved French Bulldogs so will need something pet-friendly and will also have a car so will need parking. Would prefer something with a kitchen. We read, craft, spend our free time outdoors and pay our rent on time. stephaniegangemi@gmail.com 719-233-8735. (posted 4/15/15)

  • I am a staff member at Smith, looking for housing for my mother from October 2015 through May 2016. She will be staying in the area caring for my newborn daughter, and because we do not have enough space in our house her ideal housing situation would be house sitting. We would be willing to pay minimal rent, and she would be willing to do light housework to keep the house clean (plants watered, etc). She is responsible, trustworthy, and a homeowner in Pennsylvania. All possibilities welcome. Please email jgodlesk@smith.edu with any information. (posted 3/5/15)

  • Summer sublet needed! Mid-30s married couple seeking June 1-August 15 sublet (dates are flexible). We’re dream tenants: mature, responsible, SUPER clean & quiet, non-smoking, considerate, always pay on time. Husband is in grad program. We’ll have a 8-10 wk old baby boy by June (he’s due in a few weeks!). Looking for clean, quiet, convenient sublet for our sweet little family. We’re open to possibly extending into academic year depending on location, etc. Furnished or not - we’re flexible. We have excellent references & credit. Near MHC in South Hadley is ideal. Open to Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst. Thanks! Email: manityler@yahoo.com $800-1200. (posted 3/4/15)

  • Smith grad '12 (and current MSW student) seeking summer housing near Smith College for self and partner June-August. I am a current social work student in my final summer and my partner is from Spain with a background in agricultural engineering and writing. We are looking for our own studio, or one bedroom, where we can spend a relaxing summer together. Must have wifi, kitchen and/or kitchenette available for cooking. We love to read, garden, and enjoy western MA, and have lived together before. Budget is less than $1000. Email me at mnikitovich@smith.edu. (posted 11/25/14)

Boston

Available

  • This 3-4 bedroom has charm of a house. Occupies the 2nd and 3rd floor of a 2 family house. Hardwood throughout with beautiful details such as china cabinet and fireplace. Unit has gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, and washer/dryer hook-up in basement. Property on the Newton/Brighton line by Oak Square. Easy access I-90 and walk to downtown MBTA buses and #57 to Fenway. 2 parking spaces (garage and tandem). One year lease, 1st, last month and 1/2 month security deposit. Cats ok, no smoking. $2,800/month, utilities separate. For rent by owner. Available June 1st. Contact Michele Baxter '90 (617)346-9706 daytime, (617)964-1185 evenings or baxter_michele@hotmail.com. (posted 4/3/15)

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California

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New York City

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Resources

  • Educational Housing Services (EHS) - NYC'S #1 most referred student/intern housing. EHS has provided hundreds of thousands of students and interns with a place to call home. With EHS, you get safe, all-inclusive, quality housing by the academic year, semester, or summer. It is our mission to create strong student communities in partnership with schools and universities that encompass a scholastic environment and promote the values of diversity, independence, growth and life long friendships.
  • New York City Rent Guidelines Board - Features

    rent guidelines, Tenants' Rights Guide, and an Apartment Guide, which details everything you need to know about finding an apartment to rent, and what to do once you locate one.

  • International House is a vibrant residence and program center of more than 700 graduate students and trainees representing more than 100 countries. It is perhaps the most culturally diverse student community in all of New York City.

  • Jazz Hostels offers budget accommodation in dormitories and private rooms at four locations in Manhattan, New York City. Individuals and groups are welcome.
  • Metro International Housing Booklet - Advice on types of housing, housing search, housing laws, navigating NYC, housing listings and more.
  • NYC Intern.org - Furnished apartments and residence style rooms to interns and students living in the city for a semester, an entire school year, or a summer.
  • New York University Summer Housing - Safe, convenient and affordable housing in New York City for both students and interns.
  • The Webster - Affordable housing for women from all over the world who work, study or intern in New York City.

Washington, D.C.

Available

  • Studio apartment to sublet in Washington, DC from 1 June - 15 August 2015 (dates are flexible). The apartment is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood of Washington, just north of Georgetown University, accessible to the rest of the city via bus lines. The apartment has one living/bedroom area and a separate bathroom and kitchen. Rent is $1,500/month, which includes all utilities and furnishings, including a double bed, couch, chairs, kitchen table, etc. Please contact Sylvia at mullinssylviae@gmail.com or 202.739.1475 for more details/pictures. (posted 4/15/15)

  • Summer and Fall Housing in Washington, DC area, walking distance to Metro. 2 bedrooms with bathroom on first floor of house, family out of town. Charming bungalow, good front porch, great neighbors. House has laundry in basement and all the comforts of home. May 23 - Nov. 15, 2015. $500 a month each, covers utilities, AC, cable, and wifi, and biweekly cleaning, plus a couple of hours a week sorting mail, mowing the lawn (electric mower) and making the house look lived in. Be one of our several excellent Smith summer house sitters! Contact: Jane at jane.hurst@gmail.com or call 301-257-4673 (posted 4/9/15)

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Other U.S. Cities

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International

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  • Smithie '08 and soon-to-be husband looking for a furnished apartment in Paris for the academic year 2015-2016. Please contact Zoe, zoe.mindell@gmail.com (posted 4/17/15)

General Resources

Housing & Budgeting (PDF) - The Lazarus Center's Guide to the Relocation Process. Covers the basics of renting and budgeting.

CNN Money Cost of Living Calculator - How far will your salary go in another city?

Educational Housing Services (EHS) - NYC'S #1 most referred student/intern housing. EHS has provided hundreds of thousands of students and interns with a place to call home. With EHS, you get safe, all-inclusive, quality housing by the academic year, semester, or summer. It is our mission to create strong student communities in partnership with schools and universities that encompass a scholastic environment and promote the values of diversity, independence, growth and life long friendships.

Hostels.com - Lists hostels throughout the US (and worldwide)

PadMapper.com - Is a free tool to help you find an apartment or sublet to rent by putting listings from Craigslist and other sources on a large map.

Roommates.com - The world's largest roommate database!

Smithies Housing Board Group on Smith Women Connect LinkedIn - Join the group to post housing you have available or are seeking.

Sperling's Best Places to Live - Data on thousands of metro areas, cities, and neighborhoods. Learn about people, health, economy, housing, rankings, crime, transportation, cost of living, religion and more.

Sublet.com - National and International listings of rentals and sublets.