Housing Opportunities

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The Harvard Housing Office is Harvard University's central resource for Harvard's Residential Housing. It is located at 7 Holyoke Street (Harvard Square) in Cambridge. The office is open year-round on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The resources at the Harvard Housing Office are available to students, faculty, alumni, and employees of Harvard University. Presentation of a valid Harvard identification card or a letter of admission or Harvard appointment form and photo identification is required. The Housing Office offers:

  • Information on how to obtain a roommate
  • Information on private-market apartment, condominium, house, and rooms for rent
  • Other housing resources:
  • Listings of houses and condominiums for sale
  • Listings of opportunities to work in exchange for rent
  • Lists of local real estate brokers
  • Lists of local short-term accommodations, including bed-and-breakfasts
  • Rentals in the United States and abroad
  • Cambridge maps
  • List of movers and self-storage facilities
  • Information about landlord/tenant law
  • Harvard Shuttle schedules

Harvard Housing Office offers "affordable" apartments at the Trilogy, 170 Brookline Avenue, Boston (across from Landmark Center) for Harvard graduate students, faculty and staff who work in the Longwood Medical Area. Visit Harvard @ Trilogy.

For further information on the Harvard Housing Office, visit the website, send email to  Harvard Housing Office, or telephone 617-496-7827.

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Boston Children's Hospital has implemented a "Lease Guaranty Program" for all residents and fellows who are paid through Children's. The Lease Guaranty Program is intended to help ease the pressure of the high cost of housing in the Boston area. If a landlord requires advance payment of the last month's rent and/or a security deposit, Boston Children's Hospital will guarantee payment to the landlord according to the lease guaranty procedure. In return, the resident or fellow agrees to reimburse Boston Children's Hospital for any payment Boston Children's Hospital is required to make under this guaranty.

This guaranty will be accepted by the landlords and rental agents on the attached list. Eligible residents and fellows may offer the Guaranty to any landlord that they wish; it is expected that the terms of this agreement will be acceptable to many landlords.

Please refer to the "Lease Guaranty Procedure" and "Landlords Accepting Lease Guaranty" documents (see below) for additional information. Please remember that this program is only available to residents and fellows enrolled in Boston Children's Hospital training programs; trainees must show their offer letter to the Benefits Representative as proof of eligibility. The Lease Guarantee document becomes null and void if a resident or fellow is no longer enrolled in a training program at Boston Children's Hospital; the resident or fellow is required to notify Benefits should this be the case.

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact the Children's HR Employee Service Center by e-mail or call (617) 355-7780 (internally x5-7780), x1, x1, x1.

Children's Lease Guaranty Program for ALL fellows who are paid through Children's, updated 2008

Landlords Accepting Lease Guaranty, updated 2008

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