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Graduate Assembly Housing Guide

Students at U.C. Berkeley enjoy the opportunity to live among the interesting cities, natural parks, and abundant job opportunities of the Bay Area while experiencing the support of a vibrant graduate student community. A challenge many students face, however, is the high cost of housing that accompanies such a desirable location. This guide hopes to help students, particularly graduate students, make the most of their time here by providing authoritative advice on how to navigate the local rental market on a student budget. After reading this guide, you should be able to understand the nature of the local housing market, determine what you can afford, acquire as cheap of housing as possible, retain your housing, and get involved to limit the effects of rising rents on local and university communities.

Contact via phone: (510) 642-2175


We can help you answer the following questions if they have been troubling you:

  • What is the housing market like near U.C. Berkeley?
  • What housing is affordable for me?
  • How can I find affordable housing?
  • How can I keep affordable housing?
  • How can I help other people deal with the effects of the housing crisis

Find us at our location

Eshleman Hall 2465 Bancroft Way, #444
Berkeley, CA 94720-4500