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Housing Information

Finding a place to live in San Francisco can be difficult. If you are in need of a place to stay, we recommend that you talk to the Student Advisor of the program. He/She can inform you of the various options on housing and how to find an appropriate place to live. CCSF does not provide any on-campus housing.

The three (3) main options that students choose are the following:

1. HOMESTAY

These are carefully selected families who provide a furnished single room with two meals per day or breakfast only. This type of housing gives students the opportunity to observe and participate in an American household while staying with a family. As part of the household, students are usually included in family social activities, and may be expected to perform simple chores such as helping at mealtime, keeping their room clean, and doing their laundry. Students can learn more about American culture and are more easily immersed in life in the United States.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact either of the following services:

UNIVERSAL STUDENT HOUSING
424 Kelton Avenue, Suite 514
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 824 - 4908
Toll-free: (866) 900 - 4USH
Email: contact@usaish.com
Web: http://usaish.com/index.php

INTERNATIONAL HOUSING PLACEMENT SERVICE
2500 East Foothill Blvd., STE 205
Pasadena, CA 91107, USA
Phone: (626) 798 - 0209
Fax: (626) 602 - 3913
Email: info@ihpshomestays.com
Web: http://www.IHPSHomestays.com
Local Coordinator:
Annie Anderson
Phone: (916) 813 - 6698
Email: annie@ihpshomestays.com

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PLACEMENT
Attn: Jean Ikeda
4966 El Camino Real, Suite #225
Los Altos, CA 94022, USA
Phone: (650) 947 - 8879
Fax: (650) 969 - 9857
Email: jean@isphomestays.com
Web: http://www.isphomestays.com

CROSS-CULTURAL SERVICES
Attn: Sally McReynolds
215 Gethsemane
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 478 - 9144
Fax: (530) 478 - 9144
Email: ccssnm@earthlink.net

UNIVERSAL STUDENT HOUSING
424 Kelton Avenue, Suite #514
Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Phone: (310) 824 - 4908
Fax: (866) 900 - 4USH
Email: contact@usaish.com
Web: http://www.usaish.com

2. RESIDENCE CLUBS

These are apartment-style hotels that either include meals or have kitchen facilities. They offer recreational service, maid service, and linen service. They are a good place to meet people from all over the world. They are safe, friendly, conveniently located, and relatively inexpensive. Most have weekly and monthly rates. Most residence clubs are located in the downtown San Francisco area and welcome both men and women. Please go to their websites for updated prices and room types. Residence clubs require application fees and security deposits.

Latitude 38 Housing Services – Multiple Locations in Downtown San Francisco
100 Pine Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 426-0863
Phone: (650) 218-1995
Web: http://sfhousingservices.com/
Email: reservations@L38Group.com

VANTAGGIO SUITES – Turk Street
835 Turk Street
(cross street – Franklin Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 922-0111
Fax: (415) 922-0166
Web: http://www.vantaggiosuites.com

VANTAGGIO SUITES – O’Farrell Street
580 O’Farrell Street
(cross street – Taylor Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 885-0111
Fax: (415) 885-0341
Web: http://www.vantaggiosuites.com

VANTAGGIO SUITES COSMOS
761 Post Street
(cross street – Jones Street)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 614-2400
Fax: (415) 614-2500
Web: http://www.vantaggiosuites.com

USA STUDENT RESIDENCES
1. The Ansonia

711 Post Street (cross street - Jones)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 359-9042
Web: http://http://www.usastudentresidences.com
2. Sutter Suites
717 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 359-9042
Web: http://http://www.usastudentresidences.com

KENMORE RESIDENCE CLUB
1570 Sutter Street (cross street - Gough)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 776-5815
Fax: (415) 776-9659
Web: http://www.kenmorehotelsf.com

MONROE RESIDENCE CLUB
1870 Sacramento Street
(cross street – Van Ness Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 474-6200
Fax: (415)346-1870
Web: http://www.monroeresidenceclub.com

GAYLORD SUITES
620 Jones Street
Union Square
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 673-8445
Fax: (415)673-8445
Web: http://www.gaylordsuites.com

3. SHARED HOUSING

Students who wish to share an apartment with other students or to rent a room from people who need a room-mate, can utilize the Bulletin Board in the International Student office (Cloud Hall, Rm 212), the Student Union, community rental resources, and rental section in the newspaper. The rent for each person ranges from $500 to $800 per month, depending upon the number of people who share an apartment. The shared housing option normally requires the student to meet with the landlord who may ask for a lump sum of money before moving in. In addition, it may take awhile to find appropriate housing. Students often choose this option of housing AFTER they have already been in San Francisco for a while.

Useful website for finding housing in San Francisco:
http://www.craigslist.org

OTHER SHORT-TERM ACCOMMODATIONS

Hostel at Fisherman’s Wharf – Fort Mason
Building 240
494 Broadway
Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 771-7277
Fax: (415) 771-1468
Web: http://www.sfhostels.com

Hostel Downtown
312 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 788-5604
Fax: (415) 788-3023
Web: http://www.sfhostels.com

Green Tortoise Guesthouse
494 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
Web: http://www.greentortoise.com


Residence Clubs and Inns