Housing Assistance for AS&E Faculty

Walnut Hill Properties

Walnut Hill Properties, a non-profit company owned by Tufts University, manages several rental apartments on and near the Medford/Somerville campus. Two programs assist Tufts faculty and staff with housing: Transitional Housing and Wood-frame Houses.

Transitional Housing

This program helps full-time faculty in Arts & Sciences and Engineering find a place to live until they become familiar with the area and can make more informed decisions about where to live. Incoming full-time faculty may rent for up to three years one of nine units in the renovated Hillside School Apartments, if units are available. The units are one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Wood-frame Houses

Other rental apartments managed by Walnut Hill Properties consist of two- or three-bedroom units in wood-frame houses. These houses typically contain two or three apartments, which Walnut Hill rents to Tufts faculty, staff, and graduate students. All are within walking distance of campus.

Faculty interested in either type of housing should contact Walnut Hill Properties at 781-391-5300.

Off-Campus Housing Resource Center

Tufts' Off-Campus Housing Resource Center website is designed for students, but faculty may access it as well. Resources include:

  • list of local realtors
  • online rental/real estate listings
  • resources for renters (typical rents, rights and responsibilities of renters, area resources, etc.)

Relocation Services

Tufts offers a range of relocation services: arrangements with moving companies that offer preferential services and rates; assistance with rentals and purchases; and mortgage service programs. Moving companies that are Tufts- approved vendors include Olympia Moving and Storage, Personal Movers, Sterling Movers, and Coldwell Banker Relocation Services. For more information, contact Maria Tripodi, Faculty Affairs Officer (617-627-3092).