Off-Campus Housing

Living off campus connects you to the vitality of the city and the urban art scene.
When looking at apartments, consider the following:

  • Most landlords require a security deposit upon move in. This protects them from any damage you may cause to the apartment. Security deposits can vary from a half month’s rent to two months’ rent.
  • Ask if utilities are included in the monthly rent. If not, ask the landlord what average monthly utility bills may be.
  • Talk to other tenants in the building. They can tell you what to expect in terms of safety, the landlord and the heat/hot water service.
  • Check the edges of the apartment door and mailbox for any indication of break-ins or vandalism.
  • If ceilings or walls show watermarks, remember you’ll have to find a safe place to store your art supplies, portfolios, etc. Watermarks around the bottom of bathroom walls may mean the toilet backs up.
  • Look around the building and yard to get an idea of repairs that might be needed. Try to determine how receptive the manager/landlord is to making repairs.
  • Ask if there is a fire alarm (or alarms) in the building and check the condition of any fire escapes. All residential buildings should have working fire alarms in addition to a fire escape plan.
  • Look out the windows. If there are a lot of people nearby, consider the possible noise level, and how it will affect your studying.
  • Most apartments will not have laundry facilities, so you’ll want to know the location of the nearest laundromat, as well as the nearest grocery store.
  • Take time to look around the neighborhood to get a feel for safety.
  • Apartment buildings should have a secure, well-lit parking lot. If only street parking is available, make sure it is well lit and close to where you will be living.

Resources

655 West Willis Apartments 

629 West Milwaukee Apartments 
We have an apartment building right across the street from the Taubman campus (located at 629 W. Milwaukee St. on the corner of Milwaukee and 2nd Ave.)
Please contact the property manager, Charles Hall, at chall@essentialpm.com; 313-572-1535.

Apartment Guide
An apartment shopping tool for Metro Detroit

Apartment List
Free rental search in and around Detroit

The Boulevard
A new development within walking distance of the Taubman Center

Dreamtroit
Please send your students to dreamtroitneighborhood.com where they can begin the application process and schedule a tour. We think your students will love it here!
Please contact property manager, Neal Ingam, at ningram@dlandgroup.com; 313-815-3312.

Midtown Detroit Inc.
Provides listings for apartment and townhouse rentals near CCS

Lafayette Towers
An 8 minute drive from campus. Reduced rates for CCS students.

Renters Insurance
Get more information about renters insurance here

In My Area
A tool to help you shop internet, cable and security.

RENTCafe
Safe search: Detroit listings directly from property managers.

Renters Insurance Info

Rent Calculator
Tool for developing a safe budget for rent

Grosse Pointe Housing Foundation
If you choose to live in housing in Grosse Pointe, you may be eligible for a rent grant!

The Kahn Apartments

The Union
The Union at Midtown student apartments are located at Cass and Warren. We’re a few blocks from CCS and are a purpose-built student apartment complex that offers:
Individual by-the-bed leasing for students of Wayne State, CCS, and other local schools; fully Furnished units with in-unit laundry; and Utility package, including heat, electricity, a/c, fiber-optic internet and cable.

If your students need a safe place to stay near campus, please contact property manager, Jordan Wohl at jwohl@uccmanagement.com

The Belcrest
Offering short term leases
5440 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Leasing Agent: Daniel Eberhart
231-838-1589; daniel@moderncity.us