YSU and College Pads Help Students Find the Best Place to Live

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A partnership with College Pads will help Youngstown State University students find on and off-campus housing.

The software, available via the YSU website, allows students to review leases, compare campus housing options, rent from high-rated landlords, find roommates and sublet their existing units, according to a press release.

“The College Pads platform helps students make safe, informed renting decisions because all of the verified housing options are in one place,” College Pads CEO Dominic Anzalone said in the release. “Looking for housing used to be such a chore with driving around writing down phone numbers. Now all the listings are in one spot that students can trust.”

Additional features include a renter education video/quiz to help students transition to on or off-campus living. Listings on the site are purchased by landlords and created by College Pads staff. Any landlords not in compliance with university policy are removed from the site.

“This partnership provides a central place for students to find housing amenities to meet their unique needs as well as assist property managers with promotion of their housing options,” said YSU Associate Vice President of Student Experience Joy Polkabla Byers. “In addition, the added value resources such as renter education, housing fairs and a sublease finder make this a win-win resource for all.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.