Community Housing: Housing Types and Costs


Most apartments are part of a complex, but occasionally they are separate units in a house or attached to a house. Apartments may include some or all of the following amenities: pool, laundry facilities, private patio or balcony, and private parking. Most apartments are unfurnished and tenants pay for water, power, internet, cable TV, etc.

Average Rents July 2015:

  • Studio $2,351
  • 1 bedroom $2,833
  • 2 bedrooms $3,556
  • 3 bedrooms $4,686


A house offers greater space and privacy than any other option, but is expensive. Houses are more likely than apartments or condominiums to have (individual) garage parking and yards.

Average Rents March 2015:

  • 2 bedrooms $4,555
  • 3 bedrooms $5,372
  • 4 bedrooms $7,306

Work Exchange

A room in a house is sometimes exchanged for work (usually yard work, housework, or childcare.) The hours required and use of house facilities vary greatly. To avoid misunderstandings, a written contract of work expected and hours required is a good idea.

No rent or reduced rent.


A listing in any of the above categories where the unit is available for three months or less.  Temporary units are usually furnished.

Rent varies but will be higher than the longer term rent averages listed above.