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.

Please note that CCSF does not directly endorse nor recommend specific housing resources. This information is being provided for your convenience and while we strive to keep this information up-to-date, it may no longer be accurate. Please use caution when using services listed.  

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


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: 

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

424 Kelton Avenue, Suite 514
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (415) 704-8179
Toll-free: (866) 900-4874
Email: contact@homestaymatch.com

Web: http://homestaymatch.com

Phone: (415) 351-1000
Email: info@homematchsf.org

Web: https://homematchsf.org


Kopa is the marketplace for furnished apartments  (and compatible housemates) for 1+ months. By using this custom CCSF/Kopa link, you'll get $30 for a restaurant of your choosing when you move in, to help you get acquainted with your new neighborhood.  Find a place on Craigslist instead? Send it to verify@kopa.co so they can add it to Faros for you to safely and affordably book.

Web: www.kopa.co/u/ccsf

Kapi Residences provides fully furnished apartments that are within close distance from City College of San Francisco (CCSF). Placement includes up to two students per bedroom through shared housing; private rooms can also be arranged.  Utilities and once a month cleaning service are also included in the rental rates. For more information and to apply for accommodation, please contact:

Kapi Residences, Inc
Phone:  +1 (844) 809-6667 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharing 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:


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