Living in Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles areas
The Housing Office maintains an on-line, off-campus housing referral database consisting of rental units available in apartment complexes, private homes, and rooms in private homes. A roommate finder option is also made available to those students looking for housing. Click on the following link to view the listings: Search Housing Offers/Seekers .
In addition to referrals, the Housing Office can assist by providing area maps, hotel and motel listings and resource handbooks dealing with tenant-landlord laws.
Inclusion of any property or rental unit on this website does not
constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as (1) an endorsement or approval by the California Institute of the Arts of the landlord, its properties, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by California Institute of the Arts as to the equality, safety or other features of such property and/or its owners or management agent(s).
Students wishing to live off-campus are urged to begin the housing search no later than August for the Fall semester. Keep in mind rent usually starts on the 1st or the 15th of each month.
Our website provides many resources to assist in your search for off-campus housing. The listings posted on our "Housing Offers" webpage consist of local units available for rent. The "Housing Seekers" webpage is a way for students to get into contact with other students for roommate possiblities. As there are a large number of students in need of off-campus housing, it may benefit your search by creating your own post under "Housing Seekers". It is a great way to ensure you are living with other CalArts students and the rental cost will become more affordable as more students share the unit.
Another good reference is our Guide to Off Campus Housing . Here you will find information about the local neighborhoods and apartment complexes, tips for finding an apartment and/or roommates, and a list of temporary housing options.
The following is a list of apartment complexes and condominium communities that are within walking/biking distance to campus:
To view the rental rates for a few of the complexes listed above, click the following link: Apartment Rental Rates  . Please note that the listed rates are subject to change. Contact the individual apartments for current prices.
The Walk Score website can also assist in the housing search for those unfamiliar with the area. Each of the listings are given a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of the address. Click here to view listings and their score .
To apply for a LA Metro student discount visit: http://www.metro.net/riding/fares/collegevocational/ 
We have received a complaint regarding a scam that targets students and landlords via e-mail to rent property. Please be cautious of potential renters and sublessees who express a desire to rent your property sight-unseen. Never issue refunds for over-payment on security deposits, first month's rent or utilities until you are certain the check you received has cleared (international checks take longer than domestic). If you suspect Internet fraud, contact the police department. For more information on this and other types of Internet fraud, please visit www.firstgov.gov .
After reading the information provided on this website, you may contact the Housing Office for further assistance at: firstname.lastname@example.org  or 661-253-7897
If you are planning a visit to the campus during the summer, please contact the Housing Office to set up an appointment.