Best for adult students with good credit, bringing families or pets.

The Referral Housing program assists you in renting your own place directly from area landlords. You provide CHS with your desired amenities and budget parameters, then our housing consultants will provide a list of prescreened communities that fit your specifications.

  • Pre-screened Communities
  • Eases the Housing Search Process
  • Direct Lease with Landlord


  • Overnight Guests Allowed
  • Pets Allowed (varies by property)

Referral Housing Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about our Referral Housing Program.

What does my monthly rent cover?

Residents will enter a lease with their chosen apartment community or house.  These are usually unfurnished apartments or homes and the rental amount does not include utilities.

I have a roommate picked out. Can I still use the Referral Housing Program?

Probably, but this is up to your chosen landlord.  If you have a friend who you want to live with, just include their names on your referral housing questionnaire.  You will likely both need to apply for the apartment or house that you want to rent.

What happens after you receive my completed questionnaire?

After we receive your completed questionnaire, we review your preferences so we may assist you with finding a great place to live. A CHS Housing Consultant will contact you to review options that meet your preferences.  After you’ve decided, you will need to apply with your chosen landlord who will review your application.  The review process typically takes a few weeks. Once you’re approved, please circle back and let CHS know what you’ve decided.  We’ll be entering your name into a drawing for door prizes!

What is included in a CHS Referral apartment?

Apartment configurations and amenities vary depending on pricing and location preferences.  The choices are completely up to you.  Most apartments are unfurnished and do not include utilities.  You will likely need to bring your own furniture and sign up with the appropriate utility companies.  Apartment communities typically include kitchen appliances, on-site laundry facilities, clubhouses, swimming pools and/or exercise facilities.  Most, but not all, houses will include appliances but no laundry facilities, etc.  Your CHS Housing Consultant can help you identify what is included in the housing options that we list in our referral program.  Don’t forget to bring cookware, bathroom items, linens, and cleaning supplies.

Got more questions?

We’re here to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us at 1-800-866-8346 to speak with a housing representative.

Not quite what you're looking for?

  • Shared Living Areas
  • Shared or Private Bedrooms
  • Furniture & Utilities Provided *
  • Customized Individual Leases
  • Roommate Coordination
  • Student & Military Friendly Credit Terms
  • Shared Living Areas
  • All Private Bedrooms
  • Specific Community and Floorplan Selection
  • Unfurnished, but with Utilities Paid*
  • Joint Liability Lease With Roommates
  • Student & Military Friendly Credit Terms