LEARN: About Off-Campus Life
- Off-Campus Life Video
International Student Sessions- Rent Ready Norfolk
International Students- Fall 2017: Find information about 1:1 sessions with a City Inspector and the City of Norfolk's Landlord/Tenant Specialist for help while you are considering housing.
Reading Your Lease- Rent Ready Norfolk
*NEW* 90 second video explaining the basic information you need to know before signing a lease.
Inspecting your Rental Property-Rent Ready Norfolk
*NEW* 90 second video covering the basics of inspecting potential rental properties.
Guide to Off-Campus Living
*NEW* Check out our updated "Guide to Off-Campus Living."
- Virginia Landlord Tenant Law
- Sample Roommate Agreement
- Sample Move-In/Move-Out Checklist
SAFETY & SECURITY: Crime Map & More
ODUPD Safety Video
*NEW* ODUPD takes on the Mannequin Challenge to teach students about securing their personal belongings.
City of Norfolk Crime Map
Before moving into an off-campus property, take some time to check out the crime statistics of that neighborhood.
Check out some important safety tips for living safely off-campus.
ODU Safety Video
Check out the ODU safety tips video!
LINK: Resources to Simplify Off-Campus Life
Rent Ready Norfolk information for Renters
*NEW* Video about the City of Norfolk's Rent Ready Norfolk program for Renters. Learn more about the comprehensive and voluntary program designed to assist renters in ODU and around the City of Norfolk.
Rent Ready Norfolk Information
*NEW* Video about the City of Norfolk's new Rent Ready Norfolk program. Learn more about the new initiative from the City of Norfolk to improve rental properties in the ODU footprint.
Norfolk Cares Call Center Information
*NEW* Short video explaining the Norfolk Cares Call Center, a resource for Norfolk residents to report non-emergency issues directly to the City of Norfolk. Students are encouraged to use the free service. (757) 664-6510 | http://www.norfolk.gov/311CallCenter/
City of Norfolk: Department of Neighborhood Development
*NEW* Video about the City of Norfolk's Department of Neighborhood Development Rent Ready Norfolk program. Learn more about how Rent Ready Norfolk's helps to improve rental properties in the ODU footprint and around Norfolk.
Rent Ready Norfolk information for Landlords
*NEW* Video about the City of Norfolk's Rent Ready Norfolk program for Landlords and Property Managers. Learn more about the comprehensive and voluntary program designed to assist both landlords and renters in the City of Norfolk.
Applicable Laws and Local Ordinances
As a landlord and/or property manager, you are responsible for knowing applicable laws as well as local ordinances. If you have not already, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, the text of which can be found here: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/ vacodepopularnames/virginia- residential-landlord-and- tenant-act/
If you are a landlord in the City of Norfolk, we also encourage you to read this letter from the City of Norfolk regarding zoning for single family residences.
- City of Norfolk
- Hampton Roads Transit
- City of Norfolk: Police Department
- City of Norfolk: Department of Parking
- City of Norfolk: Department of Utilities
Directory of Civic Leagues for the City of Norfolk
Get in touch with your local community and join your local Civic League. Click the link above to get the name of your local President and meeting information to get involved!