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 OCHA Apartment Hunting Webinar


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.

Click here to read the OCHA Disclaimer.

Who can use OCHA?

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other affiliates of Columbia University, Barnard and Teachers College may use the services of OCHA to search for a room or apartment as well as advertise rentals. Non-affiliates may use OCHA to advertise rentals.


Contact Us   Telephone:  212-854-2773   Fax:  212-854-5333

401 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027        

Our office is open Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.