USC- Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find the answers to some questions we get from prospective tenants.


Are women allowed to live at 707 W 28th St? Yes, 707 W 28th is a co-ed facility.

Is there parking available? Yes, parking is available for an additional $75 per month and is allocated on a first come first serve basis.

How does the house get cleaned? There is a professional cleaning service that comes once a week to clean all common areas of the house. There also is an on-site manager who takes care of the trash, and all the other little things like soap and toilet paper in the bathrooms.

How much are utilities? So you have to pay fewer bills, all utilities (water, power, gas, and wireless internet) are free.

Is there AC? There is central air conditioning in all of the rooms except rooms 2-4.

Are pets allowed? In order to cater to tenants with allergies and encourage a clean home, no pets are allowed.

Is there laundry on site? There is a washer and dryer on the property, both of which take quarters.


Do I get a key to my room? Yes, your privacy is important to us, so all rooms have their own . Access control to the building is done with a keypad.

Are the rooms furnished? Rooms are unfurnished. Each comes with two closets. 

Can I live in a double if I don’t have a roommate? Yes. We will pair tenants who are looking for roommates with each other. Our policy is to only pair roommates of the same gender together.


Is there a kitchen? Because eating out every meal is expensive, tenants have access to a full kitchen including refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, stove, oven, and sink.

What can I cook with? To help keep the kitchen clean, we ask that tenants bring their own cookware.


What are the bathrooms like? The main bathroom on the second floor has two toilets, four sinks, and three showers. Suite style bathrooms that are shared between two bedrooms are available in 8 of the 13 rooms. There is also a half bathroom downstairs. For pictures of the bathrooms, check out photos

When do the bathrooms get cleaned? Bathrooms are cleaned once a week by our professional service, and supplies are restocked daily by our on-site manager.


Why is there an application fee? We want to provide a safe and secure environment, and the $35 application fee goes towards running a background check on all the tenants who stay with us over summer and during the school year.

How can I make payments? Upon receiving your completed background check, you will be sent a link to create a profile for our tenant portal, Buildium. You will be able to pay your first month of rent through Buildium using your bank’s account/routing numbers.

Is there a security deposit? Yes, there is a security deposit equivalent to one month's rent that is refunded at the end of your lease, minus damages. The deposit is due on the date you move in.

Move In/Move Out

Can I move in before August 1st? The property is currently leased to other tenants and there is no availability before August 1st.

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