Finding Housing Just Got Easier with H.O.M.E

Posted: August 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Greg Guenthner

George Mason’s official off-campus housing guide was launched on Aug. 1. H.O.M.E (Housing Off-campus Made Easy) is an initiative put together by Broadside, the Office of Admissions, University Life, and University Relations.

“In creating H.O.M.E., we wanted to make finding housing off campus an easy and effective process,” says Cassandra Pingree, a member of the H.O.M.E. staff. “We’ve included reviews of every major Northern Virginia area, from Fairfax to Arlington, and everywhere in between. We felt it was necessary that individuals looking for housing know the difference between Centreville and Woodbridge, because knowing where you want to live is a major part in deciding which area best fits your needs for housing.”

H.O.M.E. allows students to search for off-campus housing by location, cost, and size within the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C., metropolitan areas. Broadside staff members already report that more than a dozen properties have committed to listing on the site, and many more are expected in the near future.

“With so many of our students, faculty, and staff seeking area housing, hosting our own housing web site is a fantastic service,” says Dean of Admissions Andrew Flagel. “By combining efforts from these offices with the talent and enthusiasm of Broadside, we are able to provide a much-needed and very exciting service to the Mason community.”

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