What we do
Columbia's Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office assists Columbia students and affiliates in their search for rental housing in the metropolitan area. OCHA manages a database known as the Housing Registry which includes available rooms and apartments in non-Columbia-owned buildings and sublets of units in Columbia-managed housing. Prospective roommates can also post and search profiles on this site. In addition, OCHA offers housing search counseling and is supported in these efforts by our cooperative relationships with two New York City real estate/relocation agencies.
Who can use OCHA?
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other affiliates of Columbia University. Barnard and Teachers College may use the services of OCHA. Students of Jewish and Union Theological Seminaries who are currently cross-registered at Columbia are also eligible.
Contact Us Telephone: 212-854-2773 Fax: 212-854-5333
Our office is open Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.