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Off Campus Apartments

There are many apartments available close to the college. Most apartments are unfurnished and require a minimum 6-month lease. Cost of utilities and phone are not included in the price. Although the college housing office cannot find an off-campus apartment for you, we will direct you to listings to help you.

  • Studio & 1-bedroom apartments cost approximately $550-$850 per month
  • 2 bedroom apartments cost approximately $800 - $1,350 per month

Many students find the following web sites to be helpful in their search for accommodations. 

Disclaimer:  The links provided on this page is in reference to assisting with your housing search. Long Beach City College and the LBCC-International Students Program hold no responsibility on the liability of any of these agents.

Please take the time to read:  What should I know before I rent?

The California Apartment Association

A brochure for renters is available to help you through the rental process. Explains what a lease is, what your rights are, what you need to do to get your security deposit back, etc.  The brochure is available on-line at under the "Renters" section

International Student Placements

Find a match with a host family. You can review the site to learn about the application procedures and download an application. From the home page, click on "Students", then on "Southern California". Scroll down to find the application form.

My Apartment Map

Plots all U.S. universities and colleges on an interactive map, so that students can easily find housing near campus. It also shows nearby grocery stores, public transportation, and other amenities.

Each city on the website is broken down into neighborhoods, highlighting pricing, noise level, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, etc.

Apartment search to help students, faculty, and employees find the best off-campus living options. Large inventory of multifamily apartments available.

Universal Student Housing

The agency offers Homestay placement for a fee

Homestay Services International

The agency offers Homestay placement for a fee

IHPS Homestays

The agency offers Homestay placement for a fee                

Homestay of Long Beach

A licensed Homestay agency in the city of Long Beach providing Homestay services for students in our local community.  They offer Homestay placements for a fee.

You can narrow your search down to any specific school with your price range and get reliable, up-to-date results in that area. It has its own apps.


They offer a 100% free rental service including apartment rentals, roommate finder and quality reviews around your school

Learn about the nation’s best renters insurance companies before pricing a policy. Remember, your landlord’s insurance policy does not protect your personal property and does not provide you with liability coverage.  

Campus Cribz

One-stop shop for all students off-campus housing needs. Includes tools to search for a place to live, look for roommates, schedule appointments and set up alerts to see when a house matching the criteria they are looking for becomes available.  Free for students!

Sara's Homestay

Sara's Homestay provides various types of accomodations, both short-term and long-term, throughout the US and overseas as well as various cultural programs to students.

Rent Lingo

Apartments and houses for rent listed by zip code.

Zumper - Long Beach

Apartments for rent in Long Beach.

Zumper - LBCC

Apartments for rent near Long Beach City College.


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House Rentals 

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