Finding off-campus accommodation in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts is home to more than 100 institutions of higher education and hundreds of thousands of college students. Starting college can be an exciting and busy time for new students as they adjust to an entirely new environment. College students organizing their own accommodation may financially protect themselves against certain types of property damage with renters insurance. Massachusetts has a very wide variety of rental properties, so if you’re staying off-campus, it’s a good idea to take some time before the start of the academic year to check what’s available.

The Boston Housing Authority provides a range of housing services for residents, and the site has some information about your rights as a tenant in Boston. The housing section of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development website also has some useful resources for renters, as does the Massachusetts section of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.

Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts, has its own dedicated Housing Authority which provides a range of useful services to renters. The Cambridge Housing Authority also provides a very useful website for those renting in Cambridge.

With these resources and by doing a bit of extra research, it’s not difficult to find the right rental place, whether for individual occupancy or for sharing with others. Keep track of your rental payments and seriously consider renters insurance Massachusetts. Contact us for guidance in finding a suitable renter’s policy for your requirements. 


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