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Housing Access and Off-Campus Living

REEF Housing Search 101

View our Housing Search 101 presentation for tips and tricks for searching for off-campus housing!

Simmons Off Campus Housing Website

For students looking to live off-campus, the off-campus housing website is a great tool. This website helps students connect with Simmons peers and other Boston based college students through roommate searches and house listings. Students can complete a profile including their interests, education, and roommate preferences to find the best matches for their area. Other specifications such as price range, number of bedrooms, and unit features can be filtered in the search process as well.

  • Create a profile to search for units
  • Create a profile to search for potential roommates (who are also students)

Additional resources on commuting to campus, commuter services at Simmons, and Commuter Dining Plans can be found on our Commuter Services Page.

Simmons Student Assistance Program

The Simmons Student Assistance Program offers an abundance of helpful resources related to off-campus living and housing. All Simmons students may utilize this platform free of charge via the SAP website, phone number, or chat feature. We recommend accessing housing resources under the Home&Auto Tab. Resources include topics such as:

  • Review of your lease! The SAP offers 30 free minutes with a licensed attorney
  • Your tenants/renters rights
  • What to look for in a roommate
  • Preparing for a move
  • How to best communicate with your landlord and neighbors

Furnishing Your Living Space

Moving off-campus, made easy! You can love your off-campus housing even more with CORT’s furniture packages. Their team will design 3 rooms of cohesive furniture just for you. They do the work so you can stay focused on your education. Visit to learn about pricing and student deals!

Additional Online Resources

The REEF Beyond Simmons Resource Guide includes many resources within the MA and Boston communities. We recommend the following spreadsheet tabs to support you in your search:

  • “Apartment Rentals, Sublets, & Storage” (includes a list of local apartment companies and widely utilized Facebook housing pages)
  • “Commuting”
  • “Housing Access and Utility Relief”
  • “Emergency Housing Resources”

Housing Access Resources

Like many cities, Boston is in the midst of a housing crisis. With pressures like the continuing pandemic, support around rental relief, utility relief, and other housing access resources have become more important than ever. Here is a quick list of MA/Boston-based resources.

Emergency Housing

If you find yourself in need of emergency housing, please connect with the REEF Support Center so that we can support you during our regular business hours. For after-hours, please contact Boston 311 by phone.

Housing Assistance Programs:

Boston Housing Offices/Organizations:

  • Boston Office of Housing StabilityContact at 617-635-4200 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) for assistance surrounding safe and stable housing. For help outside these hours, please contact BOS:311. You can dial 3-1-1 or call 617-635-4500.
  • City Life/Vida UrbanaCity Life is a housing justice organization located in Jamaica Plain, Boston. They offer an eviction emergency hotline, mutual aid resources, tenants rights, as well as other housing-related resources.
  • Metro Housing BostonMobilizes resources to provide services that lead families and individuals to housing stability, economic security, and improved quality of life.