Housing Groups (Facebook) & Online Resources
The best way to go about travel nurse housing is to cast a wide net and be flexible. Put a post up and search through these 3 online forums.
1) Travel Nursing: Places/Rooms For Rent FaceBook Group
Travel Nursing: Place/Rooms For Rent is a Facebook group started by Rachel Shafer. The group has over 8,000 members.
The page is for Travel Nurses and Allied Travelers to share information about places to rent while on assignment or to find roommates. Travel agencies can't rent out rooms.
It's also a great place to connect with other travelers or even find a roommate.
2) Travel Nurse Housing – The Gypsy Nurse (Facebook Group)
Travel Nurse Housing – The Gypsy Nurse is another Facebook group dedicated to travel nurse housing. The group was started by Candy Treft who is an experienced travel nurse and owner of The Gypsy Nurse. The group has over 6,500 members.
The Travel Nurse Housing group was created to give those that are friends of The Gypsy Nurse a place to go to post Housing needs and Housing availability. This means you must gain admission to the group before using the resource.
3) Travel Nurse Housing on Travel Nursing Central
Travel Nursing Central is another travel nursing informational site owned by the agency Medical Solutions. The website has a number of listed features including this classified advertising service. The service allows registered members to post advertisements for rental properties. The publishing form has fields that allow you to select a state, enter a title, monthly price, city, number of bathrooms, number of bedrooms, and nearby hospitals.
Companies used for Travel Nurse Housing
These are the top companies used by travel nurses to find housing options. If you can't find housing through the above groups, you can always go one of these routes.
It may be more expensive but some travelers will set up housing through one of these 3 companies and then find different housing once on assignment.
Furnished Finders pays the up-front deposits and offers fully furnished places including all utilities and housewares. Also, they bill weekly, which works out way better for travelers! It’s basically like getting corporate housing with the added benefit of qualifying for the housing stipend!
AirBNB - Keep in mind that many places listed as 6 -12 month leases will usually be open to doing a 3+ month lease if you ask
Vrbo, also known as Vacation Rentals by Owner, was founded in 1995 as a service for homeowners to list their properties for short term rental.
Extended Stay America - Fully furnished and utilities are set up already. They also have the “Extended Stay Plus” discount for 90+ day stay, which you would qualify for, and you don’t have to sign any lease paperwork
If you follow through these tools, you should be able to find housing in ample time. If you can't find housing within the first couple of weeks. DON'T PANIC. That isn't out of the norm. Happy Hunting!
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