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The Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation maintains lists of property management companies, private landlords seeking tenants, and resources for academic visitors looking for furnished accommodations. We also work with academic families looking for tenants during sabbatical leave. Please contact us so we can share resources to assist in your housing search.

Please note that the University does not endorse or promote any specific rental agent, company, or vendor. All companies mentioned on this website are for informational purposes only. Contact Liv Leader at lleader@uchicago.edu if you have questions or suggested additions to this list.

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University-owned Residential Properties

The University of Chicago owns and manages several apartment buildings available to academics and staff. These properties are within walking distance to campus. Please contact Karen Lark at Residential Properties for availability and leasing details at klark@uchicago.edu or 773.753.2200.

Employer-assisted Housing Program

The University’s Employer-assisted Housing Program (EAHP) is a financial benefit available to employees who move near the University. Through this program, the University strengthens its connections to surrounding neighborhoods, retains valuable employees, and helps staff optimize their work-life balance.

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Unfurnished Housing

University of Chicago Residential Properties

University of Chicago Residential Properties manages 69 rental units within the Hyde Park area for faculty and staff.

Mac Properties

Mac Properties owns dozens of apartment buildings and high-rises throughout Hyde Park. They charge an additional fee for short-term rentals based on the length of the lease. Average monthly rent is as follows:

  • Studio: $900 - $2,350
  • 1 bedroom: $1,100 - $2,700
  • 2 bedroom: $1,400 - $4,000
  • 3 bedroom: $1,800 - $5,000

For more information, contact Jennifer Eaton at jeaton@macapartments.com or 312.697.1772.

Parker Holsman

This is an older property management company that may have less expensive options. For more information, contact contact@parkerholsman.com or 773.493.2525.

TLC Property Management

Average monthly rent for these properties is as follows:

  • Studios: $750+
  • 1 bedroom: $1,050+
  • 2 bedroom: $1,200+

For more information, contact Jennifer Jackson at jjackson@chicagorentals.com.

Downtown and the North Side

@Properties Rental Division: @Properties is not a property management company, but their leasing agents work with many privately owned buildings throughout Hyde Park and Chicago. For more information, contact Tyler Roth at tyler@atproperties.com or 773.220.7438.

Renting Furniture and Housewares

If you decide to rent an unfurnished apartment, furniture and housewares can be rented.

Cort Furniture: Cort Furniture rents a large range of contemporary furniture and housewares. Prices begin at $99 per month for furniture for a studio apartment. Please call Cort's Chicago showroom at 312.266.8719 for options and rates.

Furnished Housing

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Furnished Properties

Options for furnished apartments in Hyde Park are somewhat limited and many listings are from local property owners rather than a leasing company. Our office maintains a list of properties owned by local landlords who rent to academics. We do not visit or evaluate these properties, but compile a list as a service to academic visitors and local landlords. Please contact us to discuss these listings. For short-term housing, person-to-person sublets are listed on these websites:

  • Airbnb: Many homeowners in the Hyde Park area rent rooms or their entire home.
  • Facebook Marketplace: These classified-style listings are offered through Facebook.
  • Sabbatical Homes: This is a resource for home rentals, home exchanges, house-sitting, and home-sharing for the academic community.
  • UChicago Marketplace: This is a popular classified website run by UChicago Student Government. You must use a Facebook account to log in.
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Regents Park Corporate Suites

Furnished Corporate Housing

Leasing companies offer corporate housing in Hyde Park and a wide variety of options in downtown Chicago.

  • Regents Park Corporate Suites: Fully-equipped suites come with cable, Internet, and one indoor parking space. Cooking utensils, bedding, and linens are also included. Guests are responsible for the daily upkeep of the apartment and toiletry items. The minimum stay is one month. Average prices are $3,400 per month for a one-bedroom unit and $3,600 per month for a two-bedroom unit. For more information, contact Tanisha Bond at tbond@macapartments.com or 773.372.1635.
  • Suite Home: This company offers fully furnished corporate housing with linens, housewares, electronics, utilities, regular maid service, expanded cable, and Wi-Fi included. Locations are available in the Loop, South Loop, West Loop, Streeterville, and River North. Note that there are no locations in Hyde Park. Please identify yourself as affiliated with the University of Chicago for the best rate. Average costs are as follows: Studio ($100 - $115 per day), convertible ($115 - $135 per day), 1 bedroom ($135 - $165 per day), 2 bedroom ($175 - $225 per day). 
  • Zencity: This leasing company offers simple furnished studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments, with basic housewares and Internet with locations in Hyde Park. Contact Zencity reservations for discounts available on reservations longer than 30 days and during the fall and winter months. Rates fluctuate seasonally based on demand and average $100 - $350 per night.