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.
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.
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 Anne Fernald, Operations Manager at 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.)
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).