Life Outside the Box: Off Campus Housing Guide for International Students - This guide, published by the Tulane University Office of International Students and Scholars, is a great resource for students moving to New Orleans.
BestColleges.com Student Renter's Guide - With the increasing emphasis on fiscal responsibility for college students, the experts at BestColleges.com have created a renting guide with sections on what to do before signing a lease, tenant rights and insurance, and warning signs of rental properties.
ApartmentGuide.com Student Renter's Guide - The guide contains a wealth of student housing resources, from finding a place to renewing the lease. Some of the resource sections include "What Can You Afford?," "Everything You Need to Know About Roommates," "Signing a Lease Agreement" and "Moving In To Your New Home."
CORT Furniture Rental - CORT makes moving off campus simple by providing furniture rental packages and housing information. CORT will deliver and setup your entire apartment with stylish furniture, and when you’re ready to move, we’ll pick it all back up. Make move in day just like any other day.
College Student Insurance – Having rental insurance is important for every student. In the case of theft, fire, flood, or other unexpected events, make sure you’re covered. Protect your belongings (including personal laptops, smart phones, clothes, bicycles, books, and more) with College Student Insurance.
Internet Options Overview - This website references information about internet service providers, which may be useful for off-campus residents. This article contains information for those who may qualify as a low or fixed income household at an off-campus residence. Students may reference this information for overview on helpful internet programs. Please note: certain network providers are only available in the New Orleans area and students should review options that are readily available .
Tulane University Legal Assistance Program - The Tulane University Legal Assistance Program (TULAP) is a legal services program funded by the Tulane University Associated Student Body. TULAP provides free legal advice, low-cost representation, free notarial services, and information regarding legal rights to current Tulane University students, staff, and faculty.
LawHelp - Law Help connects people of low and moderate incomes to free legal aid programs in their communities, answers questions about their legal rights and helps them with their legal problems.
A Guide to Louisiana Landlord and Tenant Rights - This report from Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry summarizes landlord and tenant rights in Louisiana.
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center - The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization that fights to end housing discrimination under the federal Fair Housing Act. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, family status, and national origin. GNOFHAC provides educational trainings, free and confidential legal services, conducts fair housing investigations, and handles housing discrimination complaints.
Apartment Search Overview - Use this document when you inspect a new property to keep track of the condition of each unit, its pros/cons, and your priorities.
Apartment Budget Planner - Organize payments and plan your budget with this worksheet.
Roommate Search Self-Reflection - Planning to live with roommates? Fill out this self-reflection worksheet to identify your own priorities and make conversations with future roommates easier.