We're here to simplify your off-campus housing process. Some of you reading this will be upperclassmen. You know the process (or at least you knew enough to find a place) and the idea of having to do it again frustrates you. Most of you will be freshmen and sophomores who are still living on campus but desperately want the freedom of living on your own. You've heard rumors, and most of you are a little scared about the process (we were too). How are you supposed to know how to do this?

We've written the PolyRents housing guide to explain all the steps and give you tips on expediting the process.


Our mission is to simplify the off-campus housing process for both tenants and landlords. We've been through the process many times and know how confusing and difficult it can be. Somewhere along the way, we decided to build PolyRents, our technology solution to the toughest parts of the process. PolyRents makes it simple: you fill out one online application, then use it to apply to multiple houses and apartment complexes. An ever-growing list of amazing landlords and property managers in SLO use PolyRents to find and screen tenants. If you're looking for housing this year, we hope you'll have the chance to try PolyRents!

While building PolyRents, we talked with landlords of all sizes and learned a lot in the process. As our friends struggled with finding and applying for housing, we realized the need for a comprehensive guide to the SLO housing market. And that's exactly what this aims to be. We recognize that not everyone is going to use our platform, and that's okay. But nonetheless, we hope that this guide will help you with any part of the process that you're confused about or struggling with.

If you have ideas, questions, comments, concerns, want to buy us a beer, help scale our platform, take us on a date. Anything. We want to hear from you. Send us an email and we'll get back to you ASAP (unless it's 3am...then we'll wonder what you're doing up. Go to sleep.)

The PolyRents Team