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College Housing Program

The College Housing Program is an affordable way to purchase a home close to campus. This program allows faculty and staff to enhance their involvement in the life of the College community and reduce the number of cars driven to campus. 

Please review the eligibility and procedures if you are interested in the program. If you still have questions, please contact Billy Walker at bwalker@lclark.edu.

Apartment Finders & Helpful Websites

We are not able to specifically recommend or endorse any of these services as we have not had sufficient experience with them. We would appreciate feedback, particularly if you have difficulties.

It is best to contact an apartment locator service after you arrive or just before. The service will mail or fax you names of landlords, addresses, and descriptions of the housing units, and the prices. These services handle large commercially owned and operated complexes and some private rentals.

Websites that may help you in your housing search are:

  • Oregon Live - rental search and information about Portland neighborhoods (in “Visitor’s Guide” section).
  • Portland Rental Service - Portland Rental Service specializes in pet-friendly rentals.
  • Portland Craigslist - Comprehensive listings for various things in the Portland community, including housing.
  • Housing Connections - pictures and a program that allows you to search by neighborhood, number of bedrooms and rent amount. Also contains rentals w/accessibility options.
  • ForRent - pictures and a program that allows you to search by zip code, city, and by distance from a specific address.
  • move - Pictures and information primarily regarding buying or renting houses.
  • ABODO - Map based search lists up-to-date rentals. Users can narrow their search with their price range, desired neighborhood, number of rooms, and more.
  • Zillow.com - Includes houses and apartment complexes.
  • Zumper - Free map-based search for home & apartment rentals, with real-time updates. Also available on iOS & Android.

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