Off-Campus Housing

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Get one-on-one help.

Our off-Campus housing staff are available for one-on-one meetings to help you with finding resources and answering your off-campus housing questions. The sweet spot to find housing for the fall semester is April to June, begin your search in November and December for the spring term. Start EARLY to have the most success!

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If you need assistance with food, wellness, or any Basic Needs please check out our resources at

Please contact us at 707.826.5509 or

Off-Campus Housing Guide

We put together a guide to help you make your decision—from making a good impression on landlords to getting your safety deposit back.

Explore Our Guide

Guide Sections:

2022 Best Places to Live in Humboldt Ranked

Explore Humboldt county by city and discover what real residents and U.S. statistics on crime, services, and livability have to say about each one. Rankings are based on Niche's current Best Places to Live ranking system and include only places which earned strong Crime and Safety grades

Best Places to Live in Humboldt

Humboldt County Property Managers

Humboldt County Property Managers (PDF)

Cal Poly Humboldt does not inspect or endorse the listed properties or make any warranties regarding their condition, nor does Humboldt secure off-campus housing for students. Off-Campus Housing accepts listings with the expectation and understanding that the landlord or agent is in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

Community Resources

This community guide was put together as part of the Humboldt Tenant Landlord Collaboration and is available for you to reference. It has everything from utility companies to post offices, movers, food banks, and much more in the Arcata/Eureka/McKinleyville areas. 

View Community Resource Guide

Emergency Housing Program

The Campus Assistance, Response, and Engagement (CARE) Office facilitates the Emergency Housing program. In this program students who are unable to find permanent housing, or abruptly lose their housing are sometimes able to be housed temporarily on campus. This program is subject to availability. For more information email, or click the link below to do a self referral form for CARE Services and indicate that you need assistance with housing.

Self Referral Form

Humboldt Tenant-Landlord Collaboration

HTLC is an educational program designed to promote best practices for tenants and landlords throughout the Humboldt community.

The 10-module certification program will help students, renters, and property owners build positive and equitable relationships. Individuals who complete the program will earn HTLC’s “Good Neighbor” certificate, showing their commitment to improving community relations across Humboldt County.

More about HTLC

Humboldt Housing and Residence Life

There is a wide variety of on-campus housing options to suit your needs: apartments, suites, or traditional residence halls. Each comes with a list of amenities, facilities, and other features to make your life a little easier. You can even live alongside students who share common interests in one of our Theme Housing options.

On-Campus Housing Options

Assistant Director for Off-Campus Services

Amanda Masse

Make an Appointment
with Amanda

• No Hate Zone - All are welcome
• LGBTQ Friendly
• Se habla español
• Nolo Press Tenant Rights Landlord  resources

You can also reach Amanda at 707.826.5509 or by email to

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Cal Poly Humboldt's Off-Campus Housing Service -


North Coast Conversations: Humboldt Tenant Landlord Collaboration - KHSU


RRIP to Substandard Housing! City of Arcata is seeking public comment on this program!