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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

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  • House for rent, 6 months maximum with option to purchase, in the semi gated, dog walking friendly community of Laurel Park in Northampton just off of I 91, exit 21. Next to Fitzgerald Lake/conservation area. Perfect for students or those in transition. Non-furnished. Cozy 2 bedroom cottage. A fireplace is the primary source of heat with propane as an alternative. Cooking and hot water are by propane. Includes: close to 4 cords of wood cut, split and covered, washer, dryer, dishwasher, gas stove, oven, refrigerator, cable hook ups. Minutes from downtown Northampton. Includes parking for two. Pet friendly. $1,000/mo plus utilities. Available January 1st, 2015. Email amybputnam@gmail.com (posted 12/1/14)

  • LIGHT FILLED STUDIO FOR RENT. 500 sq ft. 71 Cherry St., Northampton. $950 per month. Electricity and heat included. Available December1st. One story building with own private entrance. Access to your own garden area. Refinished hardwood floors. One closet and built in shelves. Kitchen has antique hutch; hand crafted concrete counter top; small sitting bar. Track lighting. Bathtub with shower. Washer/dryer hook up. Parking on street. 3 References required. First month, last month and one month's security. Photos available upon request. For viewing, Email: appleseedbinda@verizon.net (posted 11/25/14)

  • HOUSE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16. Fully furnished and equipped modern house with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths located at 120 Woodland Drive in the Florence section of Northampton off Westhampton Rd/Route 66. Many extra features including a heated three-season porch and lovely yard. Less than 10 minute drive to campus. Available September 2015 to June 2016, with summer months negotiable. Rent: $1,500/month plus utilities. No pets, no smoking. For further information, please contact Tom Rohlich, trohlich@smith.edu, 413-586-8396 (home) or 413-221-5845 (cell). (posted 11/21/14)

  • Early 1900s farm house in Florence for rent: 3 bedroom, 2 full bath property sitting on almost an acre of landscaped gardens. Freshly painted and spruced up. Central air and gas heating with brand new washer and dryer unit in basement. Ample parking either in the 3-4 car driveway or in detached garage. Landlords will take care of snow removal, trash pick-up payment and maintenance of the land. Tenants responsible for utilities. Available immediately. Rent $1850 Contact: jco900@yahoo.com (posted 11/19/14)

  • Seeking housemate in Florence. Large bedroom with hardwood floors in sunny home near bike path in cooperative neighborhood, surrounded by woods and trails. 1 1/2 baths, parking, one cat (sorry no more animals). Woman housemate preferred. Ability to use cohousing facilities: kitchen, great room, piano, guest bedrooms, exercise room, meeting room, washer/dryer. Welcome to participate in cooperative activities, i.e., shared dinners, gardening, small group meditation. Me: Outdoorsy, politically active, 60-something, work for environmental non-profit; enjoy volunteering, permaculture, jazz, world music, tai chi, cooking healthy food, yoga. $625 per month including utilities and monthly housecleaner. Call Peggy, 413-530-6119 for more info. (posted 11/10/14)

  • FURNISHED BEDROOM Northampton: 1/2 mile from Smith College & Northampton Center. Available: December 2014. Short-term or Long-term: Month to Month Basis. $650 ALL- INCLUSIVE RENT. One furnished bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment. Includes full-size bed, dresser, desk and closet. Spring-green wall paint color, and two windows. Includes heat, electricity, wifi, trash/recycling, filtered drinking water. Onsite laundry and parking. Cleaning is included in rent. Free from pets, smoke, chemicals and artificial fragrances. The apartment is alcohol-free as well. Students and commuters with full schedules are welcome. Contact Maya: 413-552-9008 or WaterEarth44@gmail.com (posted 11/10/14)

  • I am a 2007 SSW alum and I have a room/house share. Available January 2015 (can be beginning, middle or end of Jan). $600/ utilities negotiable. Spacious house in Florence Baystate area. Big yard, big deck, nice views, plenty of parking. House has 2 baths and 2 living rooms. I am a professional, have 2 great kids here half the time. Contact Dawn 413-335-4660 or dngeller@gmail.com. (posted 10/29/14)

  • Reduced rent opportunity for responsible, responsive mature person to stay in our beautiful warm home on west edge of Smith College near downtown on bus-route November/December 2014 through March 2015 maybe longer. $400 for fully furnished quarters, all utilities (includes wi-fi, laundry, cable, Netflix) in exchange for a few house-caring tasks: Handle the mail, mechanical systems oversight, snow shoveling, watering plants, point person and communicator with us. No pets, no smokers. House is shared with others. Cleaner comes fortnightly. Organized, attentive, clean, prompt email communicator practicing a healthy lifestyle. To begin a conversation about further details, email Sandra at dandrew@smith.edu (posted 10/27/14)

  • Attic room for rent. My house is located in a quiet neighborhood one mile from downtown Northampton, and less from Smith College. The third floor is a cozy and private furnished bedroom. The house is sweet and has gardens and space around it. Out the back are some woods and the Mill River. Rent is $800/month. Kitchen and laundry access are available, as is my garage/shed for a bicycle. Utilities and wifi, are included. No smokers or pets. If interested, please email Julie at jehooks7@gmail.com. (posted 10/6/14)

  • Two rooms available on the third floor of our home, plus a large living area. Recently renovated. Electric heaters in each area. Share kitchen with our family. (Shared bathrooms, but there are two full baths.) Our home is on six acres, on a river. On Route 66, a few miles from Smith. Two can rent the entire third floor for $1000 month. Just one room, $650 per month. Email: cyoung1443@comcast.net Available Oct. 1, 2014 (posted 9/15/14)

  • 13' x 12.5' second floor bedroom in beautiful brick row house. Southwest windows, 6' x 3' closet. Unfurnished. Shared kitchen, dining & living room, one & 1/2 baths. One other tenant on second floor, friendly landlord on third floor. WiFi, basic cable, washer/dryer, screened porch, off-street parking, large lawn. No land line. House & grounds non-smoking. Nice neighborhood, 7 min/car to downtown Northampton, 5 min/car to Florence. $600/month includes utilities, plus $20/month for internet/cable. Higher rate for two occupants. Pets negotiable. Available immediately, length of lease negotiable. First, last & security deposit. Email ctex05748@yahoo.com or call 413-695-3962. (posted 9/4/14)

  • Room for rent in my condo. Located in a beautiful wooded area in the back part of Florence on the border of Westhampton. Rent $425 inclusive. Small room with use of space at top of hallway. Live with a woman who owns it who is 56 yr old. Car needed. Available 9/15 or sooner. Contact Michele 413-584-7694 or 413-695-0671 or email yangsum@earthlink.net (posted 9/3/14)

  • 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 9/2/14)

Wanted

  • 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)

  • Recent Smith grad looking for one bedroom near downtown Northampton. Price range: max $800/mo + utils, but preferably much lower than that. Requirements: fast Wifi, use of kitchen space, month-to-month rental agreement, 1 off street parking space. Preferences: non-smoking, control over heat in room in the winter. About me: Graduated in May 2014, now working at a software company in downtown Noho. Quiet, likes to relax at home after work, can provide references. My interests are videogames, making art, cooking (and cleaning up afterwards!), knitting, and crafts of all sorts. Love dogs, cats are eh. Please contact by email at fredaome@gmail.com. Thanks! (posted 10/17/14)

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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.

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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.