Find your home near the dome!
Office of Residential Life
When looking for housing at Notre Dame, make housing.nd.edu your first stop. The Office of Residential Life website highlights many resources for both incoming and current students and provides an overview of on campus graduate housing at Fischer Graduate Residences, which serves both married and unmarried graduate students and their families.
Overlook at Notre Dame
Overlook at Notre Dame is a University-related* apartment complex that opened in August 2014. Overlooking the University fields, on Twyckenham Drive, Overlook at Notre Dame is the first and only community designed specifically for Notre Dame graduate and professional students, as well as researchers, staff, and faculty. It offers furnished 1-bedroom and studio apartments designed with the privacy and personal space preferred by today’s professional student.
*Overlook at Notre Dame is privately owned and operated by LP Overlook, LLC.
The website offcampus.nd.edu allows students or prospective students to view, filter, and compare listings of available properties for rent, complete with photographs, floor plans, maps with proximity to campus, links to applications/leases, lists of amenities, and more. It also includes a roommate search tool and discussion boards available only to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as educational resources designed to help students navigate the many dimensions of life off-campus. a list of off-campus housing options, focusing on apartments, townhouses, and homes near campus. Most housing options listed are within walking distance of campus.
In the market for a new home?
The City of South Bend offers the following programs for first-time homebuyers, which may be used together or separately to purchase a home within the South Bend City limits. Eligibility is based on income guidelines:
Grants of up to $19,000 are available to assist with the purchase of your home. Interest rates are competitive, no PMI (private mortgage insurance) required. Mortgage payments are lower with the CHC grant assistance program.
Reward Grants of up to $1,000 are available to assist you. This grant requires that you take credit and housing counseling classes. The grant may be used toward closing costs or down payment for your mortgage.
For more information, call the Department of Community Investment at 235-5880.
Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Mortgage Program for Graduate Students
Notre Dame Federal Credit Union is now offering a mortgage program especially for graduate students! Here are the details:
- Only available for purchase transactions
- Available for up to 90% of home value without PMI
- Maximum loan amount: $100,000
- Minimum credit score: 700
- Ratio of debt to income limit: 41%
- Property can be located in Indiana or in Michigan
If you're interested, get in touch with Notre Dame Federal Credit Union at (574) 644-NDHOME1.
Preferred Realtor Program
Cressy & Everett is Notre Dame's preferred realty company. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Michiana, contact a Cressy & Everett realtor today.
Homeowner Funds and Assistance
Home Weatherization "helps income eligible households reduce fuel consumption and fuel expenses by providing weatherization measures for homes at no cost to those served. These procedures include: health and safety inspection on the furnace and water heater, cellulose insulation in attics and side walls."
Energy Assistance Program
"The REAL Services’ Energy Assistance Program is a state-funded program that assists low-income households with electric and heating expenses during the winter months."