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ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center
UC 118, ASUM Suites
Missoula, MT 59812
Off-Campus Housing Finder - New! Find apartments, houses and UM roommates. The roommate section is only available to UM students. Also, find and post furniture and appliances!
Craigslist- It is free to use. We hear of many scams. NEVER give money or personal information (even to a 3rd party site for a "credit report") until you have seen the inside of the rental IN PERSON. This is difficult for many out-of-state residents. Start your search before you leave Missoula in the Spring or come back for a visit.
Missoulian Online- Their Classifieds section is online for free.
ApartmentList.com - this website breaks cities down into neighborhoods, highlighting pricing, noise level, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, etc.
MyApartmentmap.com - this website plots all U.S. universities and colleges on an interactive map, so thst atudents can easily find housing near campus. They even show nearby grocery stores, public transportation, and other amenities.
Property Management Companies - Check out their individual pages & the number of complaints we have received.
MT Housing Search - Some students may qualify for subsidized housing available through local agencies. A good place to start looking for these affordable units is MT Housing Search, a database of units, their availability, contact information, and application requirements.
University Center Housing Board - 1st floor, University Center. View places for rent on the housing board & post an ad for housing wanted.
If you are attending school in the fall, do not wait until August. The Missoula "housing rush" starts in May and continues through the summer. For the best selection of rentals, plan to start looking a month or two before you plan on moving. You may have to pay for months that you don't live in the rental.
It can be difficult to find a rental before moving to Missoula and you don't want to wait until August. ...but you don't want to get scammed with an online ad. Here are two ideas:
1. Sometimes you have to come back to search for a rental. There is a hostel in Missoula called Hutchins Hostel, providing affordable accomodations while you find your rental. It is located within walking distance to the University and downtown. Please visit their website HERE for more information. Also, Missoula provides many hotels.
2. Ask a friend to look at a rental for you. If a landlord or property management company is willing to rent to you "sight unseen", you can avoid the scammers by asking a friend to view the rental inside. Just let the landlord know who will be taking the tour.
3. Use the Housing Finder to find a roommate. The Roommate Finder is only available for students and is found HERE. In fact, users must log in with their student ID's to post and view listings! This helps you to know that the person listing the room is really a student at The University. Check out our "Roommates" page in this guide for a sample Roommate Agreement.