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Additional Housing Resources


Northern View Community Apartments

Northern View Community is our newest residence hall at NIU for undergraduate and graduate non-traditional students who may be married, have a domestic partner or have dependents. Three of Northern View's buildings are dedicated specifically to non-traditional students. Each apartment comes with a full kitchen with appliances and a washer and dryer. There is a community center that has a computer lab, kitchen and common area with two flat screen televisions, a ping-pong table and a playground.

Section 8 Housing/Subsidized Housing Options

The Section 8 Program was authorized by Congress in 1974 and developed by HUD to provide rental subsidies for eligible tenant families (including single persons) living in newly constructed, rehabilitated and existing rental and cooperative apartment projects.

DeKalb County Community Action Department

Community Action is people helping people; helping low-income DeKalb County residents overcome barriers to household stability.

Sycamore RV Resort

If you have an RV and are wondering what housing options are available to you, visit the Sycamore RV Resort. This resort provides clean restrooms with hot showers, laundromat, campground store and many other amenities.

Moving Tips

Moving off campus can be overwhelming. To help you through this transition, our office has created a moving tip sheet and list of moving truck rentals/storage units to make your move as stress-free as possible.

Renters Guide to Safety and Security

A helpful guide to being secure in your new apartment. If you're renting for the first time or feel that you need to brush up on your security skills, this guide provides tips on keeping your new space safe and secure.

MPTSS Lounge and Support Services

Phone: 815-753-9999
Fax Number: 815-752-9999


Military Student Benefits Counseling

Campus Life Building 240
Phone: 815-753-0691
Fax Number: 815-753-0943