Off-Campus Housing Resources

There are a variety of resources within Sonoma County to assist with searching, providing advice on rental housing problems, landlord/tenant issues, short-term lodging, and other local services. Please feel free to contact our office with questions at (707) 664-2541. If we are unsure about the answer, we will refer you to the right agency or company.

Online Services

The internet offers many ways for students to search for accommodations in Sonoma County without leaving their home. The following is a selected list of websites that offer rental listings ranging from vacant apartments to rooms in houses and other moving services. 

Sonoma State does not endorse any site or organization over others; if a new entity is interested in listing their website here, please email housing@sonoma.edu.

Rental References

REACH can provide rental references for students who have lived on campus. References will not be given over the phone. Please be sure to include the name of the landlord or agency requesting the reference, the fax number where the form should be returned, the applicant’s name, and signature approving release. If known, please include the SSU Student ID number. In lieu of an original signature, a copy of the release on the rental application may be submitted. A physical "wet" signature is required - no electronic signatures are allowed at this time. Requests will be processed within 24 hours of receipt by SSU Residential Education and Campus Housing (REACH). Certain times of year may have longer processing times. To avoid tampering, hard copies will never be released to residents, but only to landlords directly.

Rental Reference Form

Websites

  • Abodo

    • Abodo provides students with filtered searches to find the best apartment for their budget. With a rent calculator, students will be able to find something that fits all of their needs. 

  • ApartmentList

    • With a personalized “Rental Concierge” on ApartmentList, students will be guided to apartments based on their preferences to find top curated matches and savings easily!

  • Best Colleges Student Renter's Guide

    • Not sure where to begin your apartment search? Check out Best Colleges Student Renter’s Guide for insight and tips on apartment or house searching, roommates, signing a lease, renter’s insurance, and more.

  • Craig's List

    • Craigslist is a great resource that ordinary people use to list apartments or homes, sell furniture and appliances, and post services that may be useful to those in the community. Craigslist is filtered by location for fast and accurate results.  

  • Doorsteps

    • Doorsteps make renting simple and easy. A partner with Realtor.com and Apartments.com, Doorstep provides accurate and up-to-date information on listings in your desired area, so you don’t miss a beat.

  • HotPads

    • Searching for a home in the city can be challenging. With HotPads, urban living just became a whole lot easier. HotPads includes notification options for your filtered searches, map-based findings, and a commute time calculator, to make your dream apartment a reality.

  • Press Democrat (Local Newspaper)

    • Search Sonoma County’s local newspaper for open houses and properties for rent. 

  • Rent

    • With resources for students and first-time renters, rent.com makes your apartment or house search easy. Stick to your budget by filtering in living costs, the number of rooms, and needed amenities. 

  • SSU OCH101 Listing Service

    • Find roommates and a place to live all in one place! Sonoma State’s Off-Campus Housing Listing Service provides students with the right tools to make the move off campus a safe and comfortable one. 

  • Trulia

    • Trulia lists all new and old rentals that are available in different cities across the globe. With an abundance of photos and property details, you will be able to get a sense of which listing is for you.

  • Zillow

    • One of the most reliable and visited websites for apartment and house searching, Zillow provides local, detailed listings for renters.  

  • Zumper

    • Begin your next chapter by finding the perfect home with Zumper. Renting is made easy with fast, effective, and easy searching and filters. 

 

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Property Management Companies 

Property management companies manage rental properties and in some cases assist with finding rentals. The following is a selected list of property management companies. 

 
Company Website Phone Number
Alliance Property go-alliance.com (707) 524-8380
DeDe’s Rentals dedesrentals.com (707) 523-4500
Hills & Homes hillsandhomes.com (707) 585-2913
Pacific Properties pacific-propertiesca.com (707) 206-6645
Safer Properties safer-properties.com (707) 978-4303
Timely Property gotimely.com (707) 588-9200

 

Sonoma State does not endorse any management company over others; if a new entity is interested in listing their website here, please email housing@sonoma.edu(link sends e-mail).

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