What is Houghton Off Campus Housing?
Houghton Off Campus Housing (often abbreviated HOCH) is a property management group. We work with several different landlords and building owners to advertise, lease, and manage their rentals.
What places do you rent?
We offer 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom apartments close to campus and in downtown Houghton. We also have a variety of duplexes, townhomes, and houses throughout Houghton and the nearby communities. With a variety of unit styles and locations there will always be an option for your group size, price range, and preference!
The Vacancies page shows all our current and upcoming availability – if the location you want is not listed keep checking back as there may be more openings in the future.
What’s a joint lease?
A joint lease means that if more than one person signs as a tenant everyone listed shares full legal and financial responsibility for the lease. While you can split up the amount due for rent and have everyone make separate payments, everyone on the lease is responsible for making sure that the full amount is paid – and for making sure that all other terms of the lease are completed.
What if I don’t have a roommate?
We don’t provide roommate matching or placement. If you are looking for someone to live with we recommend posting on our Facebook page so we can share it, or make a post on Barkboard. Word of mouth is also a great way to find a roommate.
Can I sublease?
Yes. We provide a sublease agreement to fill out with the person who will be subletting. This form helps protect you and the subleaser. A copy of the agreement must be sent to HOCH as well. We will send a confirmation to you, your subleaser, and all remaining tenants in the unit. Your subleaser will also get access to the tenant portal on our website.
What is the tenant portal?
Everyone who lives in a HOCH property gets access to a tenant portal. This is where tenants can make payments, view their account balance, view or print a copy of their lease, submit maintenance requests, and send messages directly to staff.