Temporary Housing Options

Apartment/Room Rental Websites

Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA)-Columbia University
OCHA manages a Housing Registry which includes available rooms and apartments in non-Columbia-owned buildings and sublets of units in Columbia-managed housing.  Prospective roommates can also post and search profiles on this site.

The following web sites have direct listings from owners of apartments with rooms or entire apartments to rent.  The locations, availability and pricing vary considerably.  Most of these web sites have minimal oversight, so “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware”.
http://sabbaticalhomes.com 
http://newyork.craigslist.com
http://www.homeaway.com
http://www.airbnb.com
http://roomorama.com

http://www.bedandbreakfast.com
http://www.wimdu.com
 
http://www.sublet.com
http://www.padmapper.com

http://hotpads.com/NY/New_York/sublet 
http://www.vrbo.com/
http://bigappleliving.com/ 
http://literati.nyc/