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The Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation assists University of Chicago academics with finding housing in the Chicago area. Our office can provide resources to ease the home and living transitions and help you build community in Chicago.

We provide:

  • General information on neighborhoods, suburbs, and commuting throughout the Chicago area
  • Assistance finding properties to purchase or rent focusing on neighborhoods near campus: Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Kenwood, South Shore, and Woodlawn
  • Consultations about housing options and the Chicago real estate market
  • Short-term housing referrals for academic visitors
  • Referrals to real estate agents, leasing agents, and local landlords
  • Resources for first-time home buyers
  • Assistance for academics looking for tenants during sabbatical leave
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    Find Housing

    Learn about private and University-owned housing options near campus and throughout Chicagoland.

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    The Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation is available to work with academic families relocating to the Chicago area.

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Yes, contact our office so we can introduce you to an agent specializing in your preferred neighborhood.

Please contact us and we can share additional resources for finding housing within your budget.

Both the Metra Rail and CTA run trains and buses to Hyde Park at peak commuting hours. Downtown Chicago, Bronzeville, the South Loop, South Shore, and suburbs like Floosmoor are directly connected to Hyde Park without transferring between multiple buses and trains. Many other neighborhoods are easily accessible via public transit, but may require taking more than one form of transit.

Many University-affiliated people who live in Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Woodlawn walk or bike to work. Many families do not have cars or use cars minimally.

Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Woodlawn are all within a 25-minute walk of the University’s Main Quadrangles.

Yes, we can discuss different neighborhoods and suburbs and help you strategize a commute that works for your lifestyle. Also view this commuting information.

Von Tarvedi, Faculty Services Manager at the Law School
"Liv has helped our visiting professors and our new, full-time faculty find housing. She is extremely knowledgeable about Hyde Park, has a wealth of resources, and is quick to respond to faculty members’ inquiries. This office is valuable when recruiting faculty because potential candidates can get a better idea of the housing available in and around Hyde Park before they make the huge decision to accept a position at the Law School."
—Von Tarvedi, Faculty Services Manager at the Law School