How to Look Before Arriving

The Neighborhood Housing Office recommends using our listing service to help find homes and apartments for rent in the general campus area. These listings are updated often, meaning they usually expire or are taken within 2 weeks, but new rentals appear almost daily. This resource may help you get a better idea of prices, locations, and what is included in housing around UW-Milwaukee.

Our listing service provides background checked landlords and properties along with the option for UWM students to find other UWM students to room with. This can be done by logging in with your UWM ID and then filling out a new roommate profile under the “Find” tab.

You are also able to sort housing results based on your specific needs. Basic filtering is available at the top of the page, so you can change the results by price, bedrooms, and lease length. There are also advanced filtering options available, but we don’t recommend using too many filters or it will be harder to find results. For more information on each property, click the blue link of the address. This will show you pictures if the landlord included any, more information about what is included, what is allowed, and contact information for the landlord. The Neighborhood Housing Office does not set up showings, so you will need to contact the landlord and arrange to view the rental unit.

Note there is also a “listing type” box. Here’s a short explanation of each type of listing, but we recommend looking at Rentals.

Listing Types:

Rentals – These are units available by the landlord. These listings will require you to sign a lease of a certain length, which can range from 3 months-12 months.

Sublease – These are students who have signed a lease for a rental but would like someone to live in their room and make monthly payments for it while they are away. This could be for any amount of time the student needs someone to take over their space.

Room for Rent – These are typically homes or apartments with a separate lease for each bedroom. The landlord most likely will rent out other rooms within the house to students or other tenants. Common areas (kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry) are shared by all residents living there.

This will also be a helpful resource once arriving in Milwaukee. Housing around campus is available year-round, so once you are in Milwaukee and able to set up showings for houses this can help you secure housing within a few weeks. From the time you start looking for housing and going on showings to when you can move in will usually be about 2 weeks to 1 month.