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Maps, Directions & Parking
Find Your Way to Cañada College and Around Campus

Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes


Housing Assistance


Cañada College's Center for Student Life & Leadership Development maintains an up-to-date resource list of off-campus community housing to help ease the process of looking for a place to stay.
Although the College does not offer on-campus housing in the form of dormitories or apartments, our department does advertise your needs for finding housing or a roommate. The listings will be posted below, as well as on our Housing Board which is located right outside the Center, Building 5, Rm 354.

Housing Resources

Besides the housing listings maintained by the Center for Student Life, there are many resources that can assist in finding housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Below are several web sites, newspapers, and other resources that provide housing ads and listings.
  • AutNo
    • AutNo is the first apartment search engine designed for commuters and people without cars. It is also perfect for students looking to live off-campus who do not have their own car. Finding the right apartment can be difficult when you rely on public transportation. AutNo makes it easy by integrating routes and schedules from thousands of subway, bus, and rail lines.
  • ApartmentList
    • allows students who want to live in Redwood City to search specifically for Redwood City. For those who want to live in San Francisco can search for SF, etc.
    • allows buyers and sellers to quickly find deals and contact information on rent to own or lease to own houses.
  • Craigslist
    • The equivalent of an online flea market, Craigslist has a wide variety of housing available in and around the Peninsula
  • HIP Housing
    • Human Investment Project (HIP) Housing's mission is to invest in human potential by improving the lives of people with special needs (income or difficult life circumstances) to live independently in safe and low-cost homes
    • is currently the fifth largest real estate search portal in the United States with 11 to 13 million monthly users.
  • Hotpads
  • Rent Hop
  • IRentToOwn
    • IRentToOwn specializes in rental homes that students can rent with the option of purchasing the home at the end of their leasing period
  • International Student Placement, LLC
    • Our programs provide International Students with an intimate look at American culture and exposure to the English language.
    • RentOwn Renting to own is one of the best ways to get to know your neighborhood and your house.
  • RentLingo
    • RentLingo focus is to give renters more transparency and information at their fingertips.
  • San Francisco Chronicle /
  • San Jose Mercury News /
    • The San Jose Mercury News and its online site,, are focused mainly on the South Bay, but also have information about housing opportunities in San Mateo County
  • San Mateo County Times
    • The San Mateo County Times focuses primarily on San Mateo County and is a good resource for those looking for housing on the Peninsula and in the East Bay
  • San Mateo Daily Journal
  • San Mateo Daily News
    • The San Mateo Daily News is the other daily paper in San Mateo, and is part of the group that also publishes daily newspapers in Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, and Los Gatos
    • is a free resource to help you find a home in San Mateo County that fits your needs and budget.


Emergency Housing Assistance

For more information on emergency housing assistance, and the process to apply: Community Resource

Please note:
To apply to Safe Harbor, you must first apply at St. Vincent DePaul and register.
To apply to Maple Street, you must first apply at Fair Oaks Community Center

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