Living Off Campus

Off-Campus Housing Coordinator

Chant'e Catt, the Off-Campus Housing Coordinator, can help you with off-campus housing questions and resources.

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You can reach Chant'e at 707.826.5509 or by email to

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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.

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Your rights as a renter

The California Supreme Court has ruled that you have the right to a habitable dwelling. This means your landlord has a legal obligation to repair items that affect the home's livability, including: Fixing broken stoves, pipes, unsafe stairwells and other hazards in a reasonable amount of time, which is usually defined as days. You also have the right to privacy. Your landlord cannot enter the rental property without 24 hours notice or your consent. Please see some of the links below to review your rights as a tenant.

State and Federal Resources


California Landlord/Tenant Law

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Renter's page


Community Resources

There are many resources that can assist you in our local community. See the links below for more information.

Redwood Community Action Agency

Legal Services of Northern California

HSU Student Health & Wellbeing Services

Interactive Wellbeing Map

Area 1 Agency on Aging

Humboldt County Housing Division

211 Humboldt

Meal Plans

(For students living off-campus)

You can live off-campus and still take advantage of any of our four on-campus meal plans or the standard off campus meal plan. Plenty of healthy options, no shopping or dish washing required.

Dining Options

Storage & Other Services

Roto Rooter/Mad River Plumbing
700 S G St. Arcata, CA 95521

Arcata Petro Mart
3197 Alliance Rd. Arcata, CA 95521

U-Haul of Eureka
3220 Jacobs Ave. Eureka, CA 95501

American Auto Detail
2332 2nd St Eureka, CA 955011

The Lube Rack
1232 5th St Eureka, CA 95501

Airport Road Storage
500 Airport Rd. Fortuna, CA 95540

Brian's Auto Repair
609 Wildwood Ave Rio Dell, CA 95562

Humboldt Moving & Storage
1433 Broadway Eureka, CA 95521

Rental Insurance

When moving off-campus, bicycles, electronics and other valuables, can often be targets for criminals. Remember, you are responsible for replacing stolen or damaged property, not your landlord. Insurance is a good idea to protect your possessions against theft or loss related to a natural disaster. 


National Student Services Inc

Farmers Insurance
615 11 St Arcata, CA 95521

1989 Harrison Ave. Eureka, CA 95501


Humboldt State students can use their Jack Pass to ride all Eureka Transit Service, Redwood Transit System, and Arcata & Mad River Transit System buses for free. Zimride and Zipcar are also available.

Humboldt State University does not inspect or endorse the listed properties or make any warranties regarding their condition, nor does HSU 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.