Student Resources

Tenant’s Rights

U.S. Department of Housing and Human Development (HUD)
The website of the U.S. Department of Housing and Human Development contains information regarding tenant’s and landlord’s rights and protections, fair housing, the rental market, and forms and publications, as well as other resources.



The Washington Post - Finding that first apartment can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be.
This article provides a step-by-step approach to finding a new apartment. The article is specifically targeted towards people who are new to renting, and who may not know where to start, what to look for, what questions to ask, and how to protect themselves. If you are new to renting, this is a good resource.

The New York Times - Moving Checklist
If you want to get organized, this source provides a basic checklist that walks you through the moving process and is helpful to reference prior to moving. The checklist breaks the process down to different time intervals, starting at two months away and ending at the day of the move. If you are considering moving in the future, or have already set a move-out date, this resource may help you plan, so everything goes smoothly.

The New York Times - How to Avoid Stress When You’re Moving
Feeling stressed? You may want to take a look at this article, which contains tips on how to avoid and handle stress while navigating the moving process, a notoriously aggravating procedure. In addition, the article may help you plan for your move.


Handling Communication

The Seattle Times - Communication Key to a Good Tenant-Landlord Relationship
This is a good read for landlords and tenants alike. The article discusses common scenarios and how to handle them, as well as laying out the responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant in regards to communication.



USA Today - 25 Tips for Living in Your First Off-Campus Apartment
This article, written by a student attending the University of Texas at Austin, lists some tips for students who are preparing to live off-campus for the first time. From move-in to move-out, these tips can help any student who wants to make their off-campus experience as easy as possible.


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