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Off-Campus Housing

Discover your community. 

Finding off-campus housing doesn’t have to be challenging when you work with Humboldt’s Off-Campus Housing Team. We’re here to help you in your search by providing resources, education, and individualized support so you can focus on finding your perfect Humboldt home away from home. 

First time living off campus? 

Check out the HTLC Living in Community course

Participants Can Expect To:

  • Develop a shared understanding of terms and definitions associated with renting in Humboldt County
  • Watch videos about community members’ experiences with housing in Humboldt
  • Read about landlord and tenant right, responsibilities, and relationships
  • Build skills and knowledge about renting through interactive exercises

The course is 100% online and FREE for students, staff, faculty, AND community members. 

Humboldt Communities

Connect with others in the neighborhoods around Humboldt’s campus. Here’s where you’ll call home.


The location of Humboldt’s main campus; with a central downtown area and a higher cost of living

Blue Lake

About 8 miles from campus, this area is known for warmer weather and more sunshine, with access to Mad River and outdoor activities. 


About 8 miles from campus, this neighborhood boasts a high availability of rental housing with a low average rental cost.


About 7 miles from campus, McKinelyville has a quieter, more residential feel with access to beaches and coastal trails.


Located 14 miles from campus, homes in this neighborhood had oceanfront views alongside a small boutique business district.

Services and Resources

Providing up-to-date rental listings and walking you through the renting process, we’re here to help. 

Off-Campus Living Guide

There’s a lot to think about when considering moving off campus. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 

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