PCC does not have a dormitory on campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate their own housing. Many new international students wait to secure housing until after Orientation Week because class availability can determine which of the four PCC campuses will be their main campus. Some options international students may want to consider are listed below.


Homestay programs offer the opportunity to live with an American family.

College Housing Northwest is a non-profit housing corporation in Portland, Oregon. It provides housing in seven unique apartment buildings, all located in downtown Portland. Any student who is attending a college or university in Portland is eligible to live in College Housing Northwest properties. To get to any of the PCC campuses, students can use the free shuttle service offered by Portland Community College or TriMet, the public transportation service, from downtown

Other Housing Options

Housing Resources

  • CORT provides furniture rental packages and housing information for students living off-campus. Check out their website for options.

Tips for Searching for Housing

  • It is strongly recommended that you carefully read and understand housing agreements before you sign or make any formal commitment.


Disclaimer: The information on this website is meant to provide assistance in locating off-campus housing. Inclusion of any property, rental unit, or other housing options on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as an endorsement or approval by Portland Community College of the housing option, landlord, its properties, or its business practices. Portland Community College expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such housing options, property or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating housing options, a prospective rental unit or landlord.