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Tips for your housing search

Finding Americorps Vistas housing in Miami, Florida, can be an exciting but important task. Here are some general tips and information to help you in your search:

  1. University Resources:

    • Check with your medical school's housing office or student affairs department. They often provide resources, recommendations, and assistance for finding suitable housing for medical students.

  2. Local Rentals and Websites:

    • Explore popular rental websites such as Zillow,, or to search for available apartments or houses in the Miami area.

  3. Work Location Proximity:

    • Consider housing options that are close to your work location. This can save you commuting time and make it more convenient for your day to day.

  4. Budgeting:

    • Establish a budget for housing expenses, taking into account your student budget and any financial aid. Consider not only rent but also utilities, groceries, and other living expenses.

  5. Roommates:

    • If applicable, consider finding roommates to share the cost of rent and other living expenses. Many medical students choose to live with classmates or friends.

  6. Temporary Housing:

    • If you're moving to Miami and need temporary housing while you search for a more permanent solution, look into short-term rentals, extended-stay hotels, or Airbnb options.

  7. Safety and Neighborhoods:

    • Research different neighborhoods in Miami to find a location that aligns with your preferences for safety, amenities, and proximity to your medical school.

  8. Public Transportation:

    • Check the availability and efficiency of public transportation in the area. This can be especially important if you won't have your own vehicle.

  9. Community Resources:

    • Explore local community resources, such as bulletin boards, online forums, or social media groups, where individuals often post available housing options.


Remember to start your housing search well in advance to secure suitable accommodations. If you have specific questions or need more detailed information, feel free to ask!

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