Off-Campus Housing

Living off campus connects you to the vitality of the city and the urban art scene.
When looking at apartments, consider the following:

  • Most landlords require a security deposit upon move in. This protects them from any damage you may cause to the apartment. Security deposits can vary from a half month’s rent to two months’ rent.
  • Ask if utilities are included in the monthly rent. If not, ask the landlord what average monthly utility bills may be.
  • Talk to other tenants in the building. They can tell you what to expect in terms of safety, the landlord and the heat/hot water service.
  • Check the edges of the apartment door and mailbox for any indication of break-ins or vandalism.
  • If ceilings or walls show watermarks, remember you’ll have to find a safe place to store your art supplies, portfolios, etc. Watermarks around the bottom of bathroom walls may mean the toilet backs up.
  • Look around the building and yard to get an idea of repairs that might be needed. Try to determine how receptive the manager/landlord is to making repairs.
  • Ask if there is a fire alarm (or alarms) in the building and check the condition of any fire escapes. All residential buildings should have working fire alarms in addition to a fire escape plan.
  • Look out the windows. If there are a lot of people nearby, consider the possible noise level, and how it will affect your studying.
  • Most apartments will not have laundry facilities, so you’ll want to know the location of the nearest laundromat, as well as the nearest grocery store.
  • Take time to look around the neighborhood to get a feel for safety.
  • Apartment buildings should have a secure, well-lit parking lot. If only street parking is available, make sure it is well lit and close to where you will be living.


629 West Milwaukee Apartments
We have an apartment building right across the street from the Taubman campus (located at 629 W. Milwaukee St. on the corner of Milwaukee and 2nd Ave.).
Please contact the property manager, Charles Hall, at [email protected]; 313-572-1535.

655 West Willis Apartments 

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The Belcrest
Offering short term leases.
5440 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Leasing Agent: Daniel Eberhart
231-838-1589; [email protected]

The Boulevard
A new development within walking distance of the Taubman Center.

Cass D and Peck Park Apartments
Our properties are a combination of acquisitions that have occurred over the years. Each property encompasses different amenities, living space layouts, and aesthetics. Feel free to browse and find your next home!

Please send your students to where they can begin the application process and schedule a tour. We think your students will love it here!
Please contact property manager, Neal Ingam, at [email protected]; 313-815-3312.

Good Homes Detroit
Our community features a large clubhouse with upgraded fitness center, new laundry facilities, a pool, and outdoor entertainment areas. 18 minutes from Campus.

Grosse Pointe Housing Foundation
If you choose to live in housing in Grosse Pointe, you may be eligible for a rent grant!

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The Kahn Apartments

Lafayette Towers
An 8 minute drive from campus. Reduced rates for CCS students.

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The Phoenix Detroit
Small affordable apartments close to the Ford Campus.

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The Union
The Union at Midtown student apartments are located at Cass and Warren. We’re a few blocks from CCS and are a purpose-built student apartment complex that offers:
Individual by-the-bed leasing for students of Wayne State, CCS, and other local schools; fully Furnished units with in-unit laundry; and Utility package, including heat, electricity, a/c, fiber-optic internet and cable.
If your students need a safe place to stay near campus, please contact property manager, Jordan Wohl at [email protected].