Where to find a place to live this summer?
This list is provided as a service to students, and does not constitute an endorsement of the properties by the Committee nor is it a complete list.
You can also: Read advertisements in local newspapers for area rental properties and roommate opportunities. The local newspapers are published weekly (every Friday) and are free to pick up at almost every convenience store or supermarket, and other public places and businesses.
Tips to avoid problems with your housing:
- Before making any commitment on housing, ask to see the apartment.
- Check for existing damages or problems and make a list of these items. If you decide to rent the apartment, discuss your list of problems and damages with the rental manager, until all of you are in agreement about the list.
- Carefully read and listen to all terms and rules the landlord has made. After signing and paying a deposit, you are expected to honor your agreement.
- Follow all rules the rental manager has posted.
- Pay your rent on time; Always get a receipt for money you have paid.
- Do not damage your apartment, appliances or furniture.
- Do not overcrowd your apartment with extra students. This is usually a violation of city building and fire codes.
- Do not move out without first informing your rental manager.
- Damaging the apartment, overcrowding, and not paying your rent on time could result in you not getting your deposit refunded. You can also be evicted!
- If you are having a problem with your rental, or feel you are not being treated fairly, try to resolve the problem with your rental manager. If you cannot come to an agreement, you may need to look for other housing, or contact the Seasonal Workforce Committee. We will help identify the problem and solve the issue by contacting the proper authority.
- Students should report any housing issues to their sponsor or the Seasonal Workforce Committee for assistance.
- Information about housing codes can be found at the following link: http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12833&stateId=20&stat eName=Maryland