University Housing & Mortgage Assistance

Institutional Real Estate Office

400 West 119th Street, Mail Code 8801
Telephone: (212) 854-9410
Fax: (212)854-5560 and (212)854-2891
Web: www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/ire/

Columbia University owns and directly manages approximately 5,700 residential units in 143 buildings in the immediate vicinity of the Morningside Heights campus. This housing is primarily used to house faculty, staff, and students, and is managed by the University Apartment Housing (UAH) department of Columbia’s Office of Institutional Real Estate (IRE).

To obtain information regarding eligibility, call IRE or visit the web site. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA)

419 West 119th Street, Lower Level
Telephone: (212) 854-2773
Fax: (212) 854-5333
E-mail: ocha@columbia.edu
Web: www.columbia.edu/cu/ire/ocha

The Off-Campus Housing Assistance office (OCHA) provides assistance to Columbia faculty, staff, students, and alumni in their search for rental housing in properties not owned by Columbia in the New York City area. OCHA’s services include an online database of listings of rooms and apartments for lease, sublet or share; a web site for information on how to search OCHA’s listings, tips on finding housing, and links to other resources; in-person advice; use of computers; and other resources, including maps, lists of realtors and temporary housing, and more. OCHA’s services are free of charge. It does not operate as a real estate or rental agency. However, some of its listers may charge a fee. The service does not screen owners, tenants, or roommates, and does not inspect or approve apartments. Listing of accommodations does not constitute a recommendation, nor is the accuracy of the description verified by OCHA.

Mortgages: Columbia University Affinity Lending Program

The University has made arrangements with Countrywide and ICC to help you finance the purchase of a home through the Affinity Lending Program.For qualified faculty, there may be additional housing and mortgage assistance. Remember that if you are thinking about purchasing a home, you should explore as many available options as possible. We suggest comparing your options at the two companies on this page with other area lending programs.

Countrywide Home Loans

1155 Avenue Of The Americas, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact: Sean McPartland
Phone: (212) 508-2233 | Mobile: (646) 957-7828
Fax: (212) 278-0922 | Toll-free: (866) 632-7295
Email: sean_mcpartland@countrywide.com
Web: /www.seanmcpartlandmortgages.com

ICC Mortgage Services

New York Regional Office
1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 404
Westbury, New York 11590
Phone: (516) 766-3400
Fax: (516) 766-1630
Email: info@iccmortgage.com
Web: /www.iccmortgage.com

500 W. 120th St., Mudd 510, New York, NY 10027    212-854-2993