Additional Housing Resources
Northern View Community Apartments
Northern View Community is our newest residence hall at NIU for undergraduate and graduate non-traditional students who may be married, have a domestic partner or have dependents. Three of Northern View's buildings are dedicated specifically to non-traditional students. Each apartment comes with a full kitchen with appliances and a washer and dryer. There is a community center that has a computer lab, kitchen and common area with two flat screen televisions, a ping-pong table and a playground.
Section 8 Housing/Subsidized Housing Options
The Section 8 Program was authorized by Congress in 1974 and developed by HUD to provide rental subsidies for eligible tenant families (including single persons) living in newly constructed, rehabilitated and existing rental and cooperative apartment projects.
DeKalb County Community Action Department
Community Action is people helping people; helping low-income DeKalb County residents overcome barriers to household stability.
Sycamore RV Resort
If you have an RV and are wondering what housing options are available to you, visit the Sycamore RV Resort. This resort provides clean restrooms with hot showers, laundromat, campground store and many other amenities.
Moving off campus can be overwhelming. To help you through this transition, our office has created a moving tip sheet and list of moving truck rentals/storage units to make your move as stress-free as possible.
Renters Guide to Safety and Security
A helpful guide to being secure in your new apartment. If you're renting for the first time or feel that you need to brush up on your security skills, this guide provides tips on keeping your new space safe and secure.
Crime Free Housing and Inspection Bureau of DeKalb
The Bureau coordinates all aspects of the Crime Free Housing and Inspections Program including the annual rental property registration program; conducting crime free program certification workshops for residential property managers; coordinating crime prevention security assessments of the property and serving as a liaison between the Police Department and the landlord/rental property owner community. Get more information about violations by a property.
Service Members' Civil Relief Act
The Service Members' Civil Relief Act (SMCR) allows for those joining active duty to terminate certain lease agreements based on your military service.