Resources for Finding an Apartment

We recommend walking the neighborhood and looking for the “FOR RENT” signs, as many nearby properties want to rent to MSOE students and do not advertise in guides or newspapers.

Rent College Pads
Tailored for undergraduate and graduate students, Rent College Pads works with landlords and students to help locate the best apartments and homes for rent near campus. Services also include helping students find roommates and subleases for the summer, and provides campus guides for prospective students to view as they transition into college life.

ABODO Apartments
ABODO Apartments plots available housing on an interactive map, so that students can easily find housing near their desired location and also show nearby grocery stores, laundry mats, and other amenities. They update the search results daily to remove old listings and add new listings to ensure our searches are reliable. has the largest inventory of multifamily apartments so user don’t have to waste their valuable time looking elsewhere. Our listings update several times per day. The site has interactive maps, HD video, and a variety of other resources that make it an excellent resource.
Offer the world’s first apartment-matching search engine. Each city on the website is broken down into neighborhoods, highlighting pricing, noise level, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, etc. The neighborhood apartment hunting “robot” can customize a list of apartments for you by using the questions in the top right corner of the website.

MyNewPlace Apartment Search
MyNewPlace has millions of apartments for rent and offers $100 cash back after you’ve signed your lease.

Search many rental websites all at once – Rentbits has thousands of available houses and apartments for rent in the Milwaukee area.

RENTCafe Apartment Search
RENTCafe has complete details for Milwaukee apartments, including high quality photos, floor plans, and community amenities. Search listings for free, no login needed; simply search, compare and find your next apartment

For Rent Magazine (Milwaukee)
This is a Milwaukee-based renting magazine that can be picked up at most food stores in the area. The online listing of apartments and flats for rent is a national Web site, so be sure to limit your search to the local area you are considering.

Start Renting Magazine (Milwaukee)

This magazine can also be found for free in newspaper boxes and stores around the city. The on-line guide is specific to certain cities, so be sure to select the Milwaukee, Wisconsin version.
Offering free housing search and very affordable listing rates.

Metro Milwaukee apartments for rent. Listings also include rooms, condos and homes for sale or rent.

Informational Resources

Apartment Renting 101
Click to download this helpful informational sheet!

FindLaw’s Landlord-Tenant Resource
This online site is an excellent resource regarding tenant rights and responsibilities. Check out their FAQ lists (Frequently Asked Questions) on topics ranging from Security Deposits to Tenant Privacy Rights to advice on how to deal with roommates practically and legally. The site also points you to other resources such as books one might read to get more information.

Landlord-Tenant Law: An Overview
This online resource helps explain the rights that landlords and tenants have. It’s a bit heavy on the legal side, but is a good jumping off point to other resources through their list of links

In My Area
Find providers and compare prices for Internet, Cable TV and other home services available in your specific area. This service is at no cost to students and includes free relocation consultations