Off-Campus Housing Directory Database

The Off-Campus Housing Office, located in Chouinard Hall Room 113, 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 links below to view the listings:

Getting Started

Our website directory database assists in your search for off-campus housing:

  • "Housing Offers" webpage consist of local units available for rent.
  • "Housing Seekers" webpage is a way for students to get into contact with other students for roommate possibilities. 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.

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.
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.

Other Internet Resources

Internet fraud/scan alert

Scams that targets students and landlords via e-mail to rent property exist. Please be cautious of potential renters and subleases who express a desire to rent your property without wanting to see the property first. 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


After reading the information provided on this website, you may contact the Housing office for further assistance at: or 661-291-3418.
If you are planning a visit to the campus during the summer, please contact the Housing Office to set up an appointment.


The California Institute of the Arts Off-Campus rental listing database is only a referral service provided by California Institute of the Arts. California Institute of the Arts does not investigate, endorse, nor guarantee the accuracy of any listing referrals, the quality of the facility listed or the listed individuals, the companies or firms listed on our Off-Campus Housing website. Any agreement you may enter into is solely between or amongst the involved parties. A listing on our website does not indicate California Institute of the Arts approval or endorsement of any kind. The Off-Campus Housing Program is unable to secure an apartment on your behalf.
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).