Other Housing Options

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Educational Housing Services

Educational Housing Services (EHS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully-furnished housing to students and interns coming to New York City throughout the year. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community with your peers. Check out the website below for locations, rates and availability.

Group Residences

Many students have found that clean, safe, and affordable group residences help ease the transition into New York City life. Spending a semester or a year in such a residence can offer the out-of-town student time to meet compatible roommates and to become better acquainted with the city and its various neighborhoods.

These residences have become very desirable in this tight housing market, and most operate on a first-come, first served basis. Waiting lists can be the rule as early as June, so contact them early.

Group Residences for Men

  • The Catholic Kopling Society House
    165 East 88th Street
    New York, NY 10028
    (212) 369-6647
    Ernst Endrich, Director

    Room rates for students and interns is $220.00 per week as of October 1, 2011 (regular room rate is $230.00). A $70 non-refundable registration fee is required to reserve a room, payable in U.S. currency; cash, traveler's checks or credit cards are acceptable (sorry, no bank transfers).

Group Residences for Women

  • El Carmelo Residence
    249 West 14th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 242-8224

    Call for rates.
  • The Markle Memorial Residence
    123 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 242-2400

    $1,500/month/person. Rates include 2 meals per day. Good security. All rooms have a private bath. Fax an application or come in and fill one out.

Co-educational Residences

  • Educational Housing Services, Inc.
    Student Housing Center
    55 Clark Street
    Brooklyn, New York  11201
    (800) 297-4694

  • They provide Off Campus Housing for students. Properties are located in Brooklyn Heights, the Herald Square neighborhood, and Midtown Manhattan. All residences are fully furnished and feature 24-hour security, a lounge, communal kitchen, health club options, are conditioning, laundry facilities, computer centers and a communication package. Daily tours of each residence are available.
  • The New York International AYH - Hostel
    891 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 932-2300

    24 hour security, no curfew, furnished dorm rooms, weekly linen service, self service community kitchen, a cafe, and active courtyard in the back. Please call for updated information.
  • The Long Island University Dormitory
    190 Willoughby Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (516) 299-2661

    R.L. Conolly Residence Hall a 30 minute subway ride from Cooper Union. Please call for detailed information.
  • DeHirsch Residence of 92 Street YM&YWHA
    1395 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 415-5650

Temporary Stays

  • The West Side YMCA
    5 West 63rd Street
    (212) 912-2600
    Rent is $102 per night. Maximum stay is 25 days.

The Towers at CCNY

The Towers at CCNY is the first residence hall to be built on the campus of the City College of New York. It is located at 401 West 130th Street, in the heart of an area rich with cultural diversity, nearby famous sites such as The Apollo and 125th Street.

Offered amenities include fully-furnished suites, private or shared bedrooms, microwave, full-size refrigerator, cook- top stove, air conditioning, all utilities included, high-speed wireless internet service, basic cable service, and local telephone service. Amenities within the community include a community lounge with wireless internet, TV, and billiards table; a private courtyard and patio area; a 24-Hour Welcome desk; a seminar room; a fitness center; a free, on-site laundry room; card-accessible building entry and apartment entry; and use of a CCNY Shuttle.

Rent or Share: Shared or Private bedrooms (Suite-style)
Male/Female: Accommodation for both males and females
Date Available: 12-month contract with the exception of the Spring & Summer semesters
Smoker /Non Smoker: Smoke-free building 
Rent: Four different bedroom types and two different agreements are available. Prices vary depending on the bedroom type and agreement.
Address: 401 West 130th Street, New York, NY 10027
Contact Information: E | towers@ccny.cuny.edu  P | 917-507-0070 F | 917-507-0019
Amenities Included 

Please feel free to visit the CCNY Towers website at www.ccnytowers.com for more information.

New York City Affordable Student Housing

NY Student Housing, LLC, has recently opened their newest student housing residence, University Place, conveniently located in Kensington, minutes from Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn and directly in front of an "F" Train station and the B-35 and B-67 bus stop. In fact many students commute daily to Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn and are thrilled to come home to such a lovely residence.

Just some of the schools placing students at University Place are the English Language School (ELS), Cordoza Law School, St. Francis College, Brooklyn College and NYU.

The property, built in 2000, was designed to look like a fine hotel and affords students the opportunity to have exceptional housing at affordable prices. Students who live at University Place either register with a specific roommate or we make the match.

University Place has 64 rooms with space for 128 students! Rates include a fully-furnished, 400 sq. foot apartment (many with partitions), private bathroom with shower, kitchenette with microwave, air conditioning, sink and refrigerator and freezer, cable TV and internet in each room, 24/7 on-site security, Student Lounge with pool table and big screen TV. University Place is 100% handicapped accessible.

Again, University Place is ONLY for students, and sessions coincide with college semesters.

Please visit www.nystudenthousing.com if you are intersted.

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Home Sharing Program

What is the Home Sharing Program?

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens' Home Sharing Program matches compatible persons in shared-living arrangements in dwellings rented or owned by one of the participants. The program seeks to match persons for whom sharing of living arrangements would enhance their financial and/or social well being, promote comanionship and relieve feelings of isolation. Potential clients are screened through applications, references and personal interviews. If approved, they are matched with a compatible sharemate. An interview between host and guest introduces them to the possibility of sharing living quarters.

For further information call (212) 962-7559 and ask for the Home Sharing Program Social Worker. 

Housing Organizations

The following organizations give advice on issues involving tenants

  • Chelsea Housing Group
    (212) 760-4402
  • Asian Americans For Equality
    (212) 964-2288
  • Neighborhood Housing Resources of NY
    (212) 645-6363
Where to go for help:
  • Cooper Square Committee
    61E 4th St. (between 2nd Avenue and Bowery)
    (212) 228-8210
  • Chelsea Coalition on Housing
    Covers 14St. to 30th St., 5th Ave to the Hudson River
    326 W17St. (basement)
    (212) 243-0544
    Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • GOLEs (Good Old Lower Eastside)
    17 Avenue B & 169 Avenue B
    (212) 533-2541
    Lower Eastside Tenants only
  • Housing Committee of R.E.N.A.
    Covers 135th St. to 165th St. from Riverside drive to St. Nicholas Avenue
    544W 157th St. (Basement Entrance)
    (212) 234-2285
    Thursdays at 8 p.m.
  • Lower Manhattan Loft Tenants
    St. Margaret's Home
    Pearl & 49 Fulton Streets
    (212) 539-3538


Compass is a technology company that provides a best-in-class customer experience for people seeking to rent an apartment in NYC.

For Cooper Union students, Compass provides the added benefit of accessing these services through a concierge.

phone: 212-U-Compass (212-826-6727)
website: www.compass.com

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