The Key: If you start your housing search well in advance of your arrival on campus, you should be able to find a great place to live.
Most houses and apartments in Davis are leased on a year-to-year basis. Leases typically begin September 1 and end August 31. To ensure you'll have your pick of places to live, begin your search in March or April if you'll be coming in the fall. If you're coming during the summer ask about options to sublease and start your lease early. Often you'll get a discount on the rent for the summer months for doing this and you won't have to move twice.
1-bedroom apartment: $947/month
2-bedroom apartment: $1226/month
3-bedroom apartment: $1818/month
4-bedroom apartment: $2369/month
5-bedroom apartment: $2838/month
**Rates from University Housing Website (October 2009)
City of Davis Affordable Housing Project : This is a program that has housing available at a rate based on your income. There are several housing units in Davis that participate in this program. There are other low-income programs available that will help you decrease the cost of living in Davis including: Lifeline discount phone service and PG&E electricity CARE program
Don't forget to check out the Galois Housing Exchange List!