In general, your housing options fall into two categories: Harvard owned housing or private housing. Harvard housing includes Shattuck International House and Harvard Real Estate Services.
Shattuck International House
A domestic and international student apartment building, consists of 70 apartments that are owned and managed by HSPH. All students affiliated with Harvard University are eligible to live in Shattuck, with priority given to students from the School of Public Health.
Harvard University Housing
Full time Harvard graduate students, faculty, and staff are eligible to lease an apartment from Harvard University Housing. Its portfolio of 3,000 apartments is entirely non-smoking. While most apartments are in Cambridge or Allston, Harvard @ Trilogy, located in the Fenway, is an option near to the Longwood campus.
Housing is also available at Vanderbilt Hall, part of the Harvard Medical School. Priority is given to Harvard Medical, Dental, and Division of Medical Sciences students, but Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and GSAS students may live there if there are vacancies. For more information, please the Vanderbilt Hall web site.
Includes apartment buildings, apartments within houses, and homestays (accommodations with host families) outside of the Harvard community. The Office for Student Affiars at HSPH maintains resources to help you with your search including the HSPH Housing website.
In addition, Harvard University Housing has engaged Off Campus Partners to create an off-campus rental listing site, harvardhousingoffcampus.com, where you can search for apartments, houses, and shares. The site also offers a roommate matching option.