The Student Services Office (SSO) assists students in finding housing for students but cannot guarantee satisfaction of everyone. SSO posts notices about current rental options on a housing board and refers students to various sources of temporary housing until students acquire their own accommodations. Currently, the university may help renting affordable shared apartments in the city of Alameda. Alameda is a safe community located on an island south of downtown Oakland. The rent for a shared apartment ranges from $500 to $600 monthly per person. These apartments are not owned by the University; however, are maintained and furnished by it. The monthly rent includes utilities, high-speed internet, and renter's insurance. The apartment complex offers controlled access, a pool, fitness center, laundry facilities, and is located near a bus stop with a short commuting distance to Lincoln University.
Some students choose to utilize housing websites and independent rental agencies and find apartments by themselves, share them with other students, or live with relatives or friends. The rent for shared housing ranges from about $400 to $700 per person, and a single studio apartment starts around $900 per month.
For questions or concerns, please contact us or call us at (510) 628-8034.