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General Housing Information

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) in Los Angeles does not have residence halls and is not affiliated with any of the information listed below. We will provide you with the following housing suggestions to assist you with your search and are more than happy to answer any questions/concerns.  Please keep in mind that we are here to help guide you through this process, but you must contact the accommodations directly for rates and availabilities. Please remember that Los Angeles is expensive. Be prepared for high rental costs.

***Please DO NOT wait until you arrive in Los Angeles before you secure housing, as most properties require advanced notice in order to accommodate you. You must have housing funds prepared for at least your first two months prior to your move to cover rent and all deposits associated with your accommodation. If you are waiting for loans to help with housing costs, please note that they will not be dispensed until after you start your program. Please contact the Financial Aid Department to further discuss your loans. ***

SHORT-TERM STUDENTS (less than 1 year), should focus their search on short-term accommodations.  Short-term furnished apartments can be very costly, so please have a realistic budget in mind when searching. It is possible to find more affordable accommodations, but they will mostly be shared situations with either current/incoming students. Please look at the Short-Term options below.

LONG-TERM STUDENTS (1 year or more), should look for an unfurnished apartment near the campuses. Luckily, we are located in an area of Los Angeles that is very residential, so finding an apartment isn’t too difficult (as long as you search far enough in advance). There are many different resources you can use to help your search, which are provided on this website. Estimated budget for a less expensive private accommodation is $2000/month (studio/utilities). For shared accommodations, please prepare at least $1000-$1200/month for your half. Please look at the Long-Term options below.

*** Please note:  It can be very difficult to try to search for and set up anything from afar. If you are unable to secure an accommodation before your arrival, you should book yourself a hotel or short-term accommodations for 1-2 weeks before you begin your program, so you can actively look at places once you are physically here. Once you arrive, you can meet with a Housing Coordinator, whom can guide you on how and where to begin and successfully complete your search. The coordinator will not set up your accommodations and cannot provide free housing. This is your responsibility. If you arrive without housing, please do not expect/assume NYFA to provide you with housing.***

 

 

Searching for accommodations in Los Angeles can be intense, whether you are relocating from abroad, or from within the United States. The New York Film Academy’s Housing Department is a resource for students who are embarking on a search for a place to live during their attendance. We are more than happy to assist you in navigating through the challenging Los Angeles housing market.

Many factors including location, general renter’s policy, included amenities, and the size of the apartment all play an important role in the pricing of a residence.

Please keep in mind that apartment complexes, typically, don't know their availability until 30-60 days out. With this said, please contact whichever apartments you are interested in to ask about a waiting list or when they suggest for you to touch base when it gets closer to your start date.

There are many scams in the housing market, so before making any payments, please ensure that the apartment you are looking into is a legitimate location and sign paperwork for any transaction. There are many different types of living situations you can opt for, such as:

  • Renting a Studio/1 Bedroom apartment alone (which can be very expensive)
  • Sharing an accommodation with another student (This is typically what most students do to help lower overall living expenses)
  • Booking a homestay where you can live with a host family (This is done through an outside company not affiliated with the New York Film Academy)
  • Find a private room in a shared apartment/house (Many renters/homeowners sublet rooms to help cover their living expenses)

 

For all High School Housing information regarding the Los Angeles Summer Camps, please contact the High School Department at 818-333-3558 / summerprograms@nyfa.edu or visit our website: NYFA SUMMER CAMPS

As a general guide, sharing a furnished, one-bedroom apartment near NYFA Los Angeles with 1 roommate can generally range from $1000 - $1,800 per person per month. This range in pricing all depends on the apartment complex, type of room you choose, and how many amenities you would like to have. If you are interested in having your own furnished Studio apartment, prices generally range from $1,700 - $2,200 per month.

The most common property our students stay at is  2021 Olive. They are located about 20 to 30 minutes away (walking distance) from the campus. You can also take the  Metro bus ( #155) that will drop you off near the campus. While their property is much smaller, they still have amenities such as a pool, BBQ's and equipped kitchens. 

Lastly, there is a new  Hilton Garden Inn which is located in Downtown Burbank and is able to offer month-to-month stays. The property itself is very nice and it is located near many amenities, such as restaurants, shops and even a movie theater. It is an estimated 10 minutes driving distance to our campuses and 25 minutes if you will be using public transportation.

Please note that prices, names and websites of properties are subject to change without notice, as they are not affiliated with the New York Film Academy.

***Additional websites/apartments for Short-Term stays***:
 

 

HOMESTAYS

 A homestay is a form of tourism and/or a study abroad that allows a visitor to rent a room from a local family in their home or in a home-like setting. It is sometimes used for improving language skills and getting familiar with the local lifestyle and customs. Hosting a homestay participant also allows the local family to help supplement their income.

Students can arrange a homestay with a family through a variety of private agencies, some of which are listed below. There are a number of online homestay agencies that connect students with hosts families all over the world, usually for a nominal fee.

Universal Student Housing (USH) has been connecting international students with local host families since 1998. Coordinators carefully and personally select a homestay based on student's preferences, distance to school and availability. Every homestay is visited and housing support is offered from the move-in to the move-out. Feel free to contact USH at:

contact@usaish.com
Phone: (310) 824- 4908
www.ushstudent.com

HomestayMatch is a website for students who would like to choose their own homestay. Students can browse through available homestays near the school, compare locations, prices, family information and request a homestay they like.  HomestayMatch personally meets every host family and offers support during the student's stay. There is no security deposit and there is no charge until the host confirms the booking request. Here’s how easy it is to find a homestay with HomestayMatch:

  • Select New York Film Academy school in the search bar
  • Enter move in and move out dates and click search
  • See possible host families results
  • Request a homestay


For more information please contact:

HomestayMatch
contact@homestaymatch.com
Phone: (310) 824- 4908
www.homestaymatch.com

You are encouraged to look at the history of previous students and guests whom have stayed with the family (either through the agency or family itself). If a family/agency refuses to give a reference, a student is advised to consider another agency/host. Also, it is advised that a student should look for a contract that not only protects the interests of the host, but also the interests of the student. There should be a clear listing of both the student and the host family's expectations and obligations.

 

KAPI RESIDENCES - STUDENT HOUSING OPTION:

New to the area is Kapi Residences offering  fully furnished shared and private bedrooms in the best apartment communities within the walking distance of NYFA Los Angeles Campus. If you would like to enjoy your own living space, we also offer a fully furnished studio apartments. Short-term and Long-Term options available. 2021 Prices starting around $1025/month

Here are some key features of our apartments:

  • High speed Internet, Apple TV, Netflix and other streaming channels
  • Walk-in closet
  • Bedding, linens, and fully equipped kitchen
  • Swimming pools, hot tub, fitness centers, basketball, tennis and badminton court
  • Diverse and green communities with a large student population
  • Approximately 0.8 miles from NYFA LA Campus (bike friendly routes)
  • On public bus routes and stops
  • Close to grocery stores, shopping plazas, banks and restaurants

Residential Services and Social Events: Our Student Community Advisors supports student tenants with

  • community advisory services and maintenance issues
  • social events such as BBQs, international potlucks, movie nights in the apartment communities;
  • complimentary monthly house cleaning services;
  • bike rentals;

Kapi Residences is not affiliated with NYFA. Get more information or to apply directly please visit their website directly: Kapi4creators.com, burbank@kapiresidences.com or call 949-565-5575

 

HouseStay

HouseStay offers fully furnished turnkey homes for 30 nights or more. Singles or groups can easily request and lease a verified property through a self-guided online process. HouseStay is live in LA and SFO and the service will be available in major markets across the U.S. by the end of the year. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at contactus@housestay.com or visit www.housestay.com for more information.  

 

HOTELS

 If you are searching for Hotels that are located near the Academy, these are the places we recommend:

If you are searching for unfurnished long-term housing (6-month to 1-year lease), there are several options available. Prices for a  shared rental can range from $1000 to $1,500 per person per month, depending on location, size of the apartment and amenities provided. Studios typically start at around $1700/month. 

(Note: If you would prefer a furnished apartment, please read the Short-term Housing Options as those complexes will also rent long-term. They tend to be more expensive than unfurnished but usually have most necessities and amenities included with their rent.) 

 Below is a listing of apartments which are the closest to our campuses. The list is arranged from nearest to furthest. Please note that some of these apartments may require a vehicle or use of Public Transportation.  Prices, names, and websites of properties are subject to change without notice, as they are not affiliated with the New York Film Academy.

 

 Aside from the complexes listed above, there are several websites that can be useful in searching for apartments, such as: 

 You can enter the address of the school (3300 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA, 91505) and search for apartments, sublets and rooms/shares that are located nearby. You can also filter your results by budget, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and pet friendly.

  When searching for apartments, you will want to look at areas located in the San Fernando Valley, such as:

  • Burbank

  • Toluca Lake / Toluca Woods

  • North Hollywood

  • Studio City

  • Universal City

 

Apartments in these areas tend to rent quickly, so it’s in your best interest to contact properties you are interested in at your earliest convenience.

As a reminder, please make sure that when booking an apartment you know how far the complex is from our campuses. A great resource to use is  Google Maps , as it can show you the distance from the school’s campus to your destination by walking, biking or Public Transportation. The physical addresses for our campuses are:

  • Riverside Building:  3300 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA, 91505

  • Barham Building:  3800 Barham Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90068

****Looking for a house rental? Try these websites****:

LONG-TERM HOUSING OPTIONS ALLOWING LARGE DOGS:

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES:

 

KAPI RESIDENCES - STUDENT HOUSING OPTION:

New to the area is Kapi Residences offering  fully furnished shared and private bedrooms in the best apartment communities within the walking distance of NYFA Los Angeles Campus. If you would like to enjoy your own living space, we also offer a fully furnished studio apartments. Short-term and Long-Term options available. 2021 Prices starting around $1025/month

Here are some key features of our apartments:

  • High speed Internet, Apple TV, Netflix and other streaming channels
  • Walk-in closet
  • Bedding, linens, and fully equipped kitchen
  • Swimming pools, hot tub, fitness centers, basketball, tennis and badminton court
  • Diverse and green communities with a large student population
  • Approximately 0.8 miles from NYFA LA Campus (bike friendly routes)
  • On public bus routes and stops
  • Close to grocery stores, shopping plazas, banks and restaurants

Residential Services and Social Events: Our Student Community Advisors supports student tenants with

  • community advisory services and maintenance issues
  • social events such as BBQs, international potlucks, movie nights in the apartment communities;
  • complimentary monthly house cleaning services;
  • bike rentals;

Kapi Residences is not affiliated with NYFA. Get more information or to apply directly please visit their website directly: Kapi4creators.com, burbank@kapiresidences.com or call 949-565-5575

 

HouseStay

HouseStay offers fully furnished turnkey homes for 30 nights or more. Singles or groups can easily request and lease a verified property through a self-guided online process. HouseStay is live in LA and SFO and the service will be available in major markets across the U.S. by the end of the year. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at contactus@housestay.com or visit www.housestay.com for more information.  

 

If you are on an F1 visa, please note that most apartment complexes will need additional information from you since you cannot provide a social security number (SSN) or credit information. You will need to contact the leasing office of your chosen apartment complex to find out the exact forms they will need from you in order to be approved. If you have a roommate who has a social security number and/or credit history this may benefit you as their information could be enough for the apartment to be approved. 

Most of the time, if you cannot provide social security number (SSN) or credit history, the apartment will ask for a larger deposit, bank statements proving that you have enough funds to afford the apartment (U.S. Bank), co-signer and Visa information. Although they could ask for all of these forms, they may just need a few. Please be prepared for this conversation when you speak with a Leasing Agent. If they need a letter from the school to prove that you will be attending our campus, please contact the Registrar's office (directly) and ask for a Pre-Enrollment Letter. This will need to be requested by the applicant only or else you will not receive the letter. Contact:  laregistrar@nyfa.edu

Please remember that having an American roommate may help. Also, please note that you will need to contact the apartments of your choosing directly; we do not contact them on your behalf due to the personal information they will be asking from you

If you are under 18 years of age, you are considered a minor in the state of California and will need the assistance of a parent and/or guardian in order to secure housing. Please see our section on "Under 18 Years Old?"

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 is considered a minor in the state of California and will need the assistance of a parent and/or guardian in order to secure housing. Minors cannot legally sign a rental contract, but a parent and/or guardian can be a co-signer to get an apartment. Some residences, such as Kapi Residences, 1200 Riverside, and Homestays do accept students as young as 17 years old, but may need a parent and/or guardian to sign a waiver. Please do check out these links and contact the listings directly for their policies regarding minors.  

The New York Film Academy College welcomes all veterans, active-duty military, reservists, and their dependents to all three NYFA campus communities. The NYFA Division of Veterans Services (DVS) assists in veteran transition to the New York Film Academy and works closely to help veterans adjust to civilian and campus life. NYFA has on-campus Veterans Offices at our Los Angeles campus with highly-trained staff who are available to assist veterans with simplifying VA benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact the NYFA Division of Veterans Services at (818) 333-3558 or veteran@nyfa.edu.

When you are searching for apartments it is very important to check the legitimacy of any apartment or company you work with. Remember to discuss all fees at the beginning so there are no surprises. It is important to have written and signed contracts for all leases before making any sort of payment.

Be sure to get receipts for any monies paid.

Local Resources: If you have friends or family living in or around the Los Angeles region, ask them for suggestions. Many local bookstores and convenient stores carry apartment guides and travel guides for Los Angeles. Local newspapers also have a classified section with apartment listings. The Los Angeles Times has the classified ads available online and in print.

Online Resources: There are many websites that can help you find an apartment, find a roommate or find a broker/management company. When searching online, please remember to always use caution and never send any sort of payment until you meet and discuss the terms. Unfortunately, there are many scams and it is very difficult to recover any lost money.

Using a Realtor: A realtor is someone you can hire to locate an apartment for you. They will compile listings that fit your needs and then will show you the apartments. Each realtor will have a different fee for their service, so it is important to ask about this before you start working with them. A realtor’s fee in Los Angeles can vary depending on the type of apartment and length of service. Some realtors will offer a discounted fee to students, so be sure to ask before discussing any apartments. When you meet with a realtor, you should be prepared to tell them what kind of apartment you want, where you want to live and what your budget is. You can use your search engine for a list of realtors. NYFA does not work with Realtors nor can we provide a list for you. 

Lease  - A lease is a legally binding, written agreement between a landlord and tenant that grants the legal right to reside for a specifically stated length of time. We recommend that you only enter into a written agreement.

Month-to-Month  - A month-to-month is also a legally binding agreement between a landlord and tenant which may be terminated for any reason as long as written notification is given 30 days in advance.

Sublease/Sublet  - An agreement where a tenant grants use of all or part of the leased property to another person, who is known as the (sub)‘lessee’. Subletting may be prohibited by the original lease or require written permission from the landlord.

Roommate/Share  - A Roommate/Share is an arrangement where one rents an apartment with one or more individuals who already live in the apartment. This  arrangement  may be organized where one or more roommates may or may not be on the lease as a tenant.

Landlords/companies approve applicants based on several different criteria, such as incoming, credit history, rental history, etc. Below are some guidelines on what to expect when applying for an apartment.

Income:  In California, some landlords/companies may require proof that you can afford to pay your rent/utilities for a year. Be prepared to have bank statements showing recent balances. Most will only accept US Bank accounts. Please be prepared to open a US Bank. 

Guarantor: For students who do not meet the income, or credit requirements, a guarantor (also known as a co-signer) is another option. A guarantor will take the financial liability and terms of your lease if you are unable or unwilling to fulfill it.

Most landlords will require that a guarantor actively earn annually 8 times the amount of the monthly rent.  Guarantors will be required to provide financial documents and credit information. If your guarantor does not have a social security number, he/she might not be accepted or there may be an additional deposit required.

Credit: For U.S. citizens, having good/decent credit is essential for qualifying for an apartment. Landlords use your credit rating and history to determine whether or not you would be a financially responsible tenant. If your income is lower than the customary requirement, a higher credit score will help. If you are international, please note that they will require a higher deposit since you do not have credit or a Social Security Number. 

Assets: If you have poor credit/no credit, additional assets may help you secure an apartment. Having 6 to 12 months of rent available in a bank account or being able to pay a higher security deposit in advance may persuade a landlord to accept/approve you.

Before renting a new place you should inspect it carefully. Take notes about what you like or did not like about it. Here are some things to look for and inquire about:

  • The condition of the building inside and out. Check for drafts, holes near the baseboards, etc. Never do the inspection without seeing it in the daytime. 
  • How is the lighting in the halls, stairways, main entrance, and in the unit itself?
  • What fire safety provisions are there (i.e. fire escapes, smoke alarms, sprinkler systems)?
  • What is the condition and adequacy of electrical wiring and outlets?
  • Are there locks on doors, screens, and windows?
  • Check the water pressure by turning on the shower, bathtub, and faucets.
  • Look at the size of the refrigerator and freezer compartment. Are they large enough to accommodate the needs of all roommates?
  • The condition of the appliances (stove, refrigerator, etc.) If they are old, they may not be energy efficient which can add to a costly electrical bill.
  • Who is responsible for repairs to the premises and care of the grounds (i.e. lawn care)?
  • If it is an apartment complex, is there an on-premise superintendent or maintenance staff? If not, what is the emergency contact for after hours? 

Make sure to contact your landlord or broker before the lease signing and find out exactly what they need you to bring. Be prepared to pay the application fee and deposit. Expect them to ask for the following:

  • A completed application
  • A legal photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, etc.)
  • Checkbook (many management companies require an official check, such as a bank check or cashiers check or money order)
  • Letter of employment (If applicable)
  • Pay stubs (Yours and your guarantor’s; if applicable)
  • Tax returns (Yours and your guarantor’s; if applicable)
  • Bank statements (Yours and your guarantor’s, if applicable)
  • Landlord reference letter (If applicable)
  • Enrollment Verification letter from NYFA (provided by your Admissions Counselor / Registrar’s Office)

When searching for an apartment, it may be easiest to work as a team. We recommend researching the housing options and securing an accommodation 30 days prior to the beginning of your program. If you are unable to make arrangements prior to your arrival in Los Angeles, then it is suggested that you arrive two weeks before your program start date to secure housing, as you will not have time while attending classes.

When speaking with a potential roommate, using social media (such as Facebook, Skype, etc.) is a great resource and can help “break the ice”. If you plan on physically meeting your potential roommate, please remember to use “common sense tactics”, such as meeting at a public place (Starbucks, McDonald’s, etc.) It is important to keep in mind that you need to be flexible and patient while searching for a roommate.

 Wondering what your Rental Rights are or Reasons for Evictions? Check out the following websites for more information:

Some communities cover portions of the utilities in the complex. Some examples include trash, heat, and water. Find out what is covered by you and what is covered by your landlord. Look at your lease, and if need be call your manager for clarification. Below are steps to set up your utilities.

The set-up process:
When you are setting up utilities in your name there are some things you need to have ready before you call. If you are transferring services with the same utility company, they may just need your new address and move-in date. But, if you are opening a new account they may require your name, phone number, email, new address, social security number or tax ID, and birthday. If you do not have a social security number let the company know and they will explain what they may need instead.

Starting Early:
The best practice is to locate who your utility providers will be prior to moving in. You don’t want to be calling the utility companies the day of since this could possibly cause a delay in service. The utility company may need to send someone to your apartment to do on-site work which could take a few days. Make sure someone is home to let them in. You don’t want to be arranging these things while you are focused on moving. Getting it done early will save your sanity when moving day arrives.

***Why do they need such personal information? – The utility company needs your social security or tax ID number and birthday to run a credit check. These companies must do a certain amount of risk management on their customers. If you don’t have stellar credit, it does not mean the utility company will refuse to turn on your service. But, you might be charged a higher deposit to offset the risk. If you have an outstanding balance with your former company, they may require you to pay that off before turning on service. Each company is different, so be sure to ask.

Fee/Deposits:
Utility set-up fee – Many utility companies require a one-time set-up fee to turn on service. Some will require a refundable deposit too. Depending on the company, you may see this fee on your initial bill or you may have to pay it upfront before services are turned on. It depends on the company you are working with. (Source)

Internet:
For detailed information about the cost of utilities such as Internet, use InMyArea to find and compare provider plans and pricing so you can factor it into your budget. 

If you are interested in Renting or Buying furniture, we recommend the following companies/websites. 

  • CORT - CORT provides furniture rental packages and housing information for students living off-campus. Student packages as low as $99/month for studio apartments.

  • Brook Furniture

  • Ashley Furniture

  • Craigslist - You can find furniture in the FREE, GENERAL and FURNITURE category.

  • Ikea  (located in Downtown Burbank)

Another option is to check out the local thrift stores or used furniture stores in the area. Facebook Marketplace on your Facebook app is another great place to explore items being sold by individuals nearby. 

Renters Insurance is an insurance policy which provides protection against perils such as fire, theft, and vandalism for the tenant's personal property and is generally not included with you rent. It does not include coverage for the dwelling or structure (the owner of the building is responsible for insuring it, but bears no responsibility to the tenant's belongings). Renters insurance generally includes a deductible (the amount of a loss you absorb before the insurance begins to cover it) which helps prevent nuisance claims and reduce fraud, since a small portion of the loss must be absorbed. The standard amount of a deductible on many policies is $500, though they can range from $50 – $1,500. The lower the deductible, the higher your premium and the less you pay out of pocket.

Renters insurance in the U.S. generally costs between $200 and $350 a year ($20 - $40 per month), although this can vary based on the individual and the location - for example, prior claims and high risk locations can cause the premium to rise. Even a small theft loss can financially ruin a family or an individual. A total fire loss can run tens of thousands of dollars in damage liability, as well as tens of thousands of dollars in replacing personal property.

Although it is not required to have, it is highly suggested that you obtain some form of renters insurance. You may think that your property isn't valuable enough to insure but the insurance almost always includes replacement cost coverage, which means if you have an old 19-inch tube television which is stolen, you'd get the appropriate amount of money to purchase a new 19-inch television today (typically a flat-screen as tube TVs are no longer made). Insurance is not designed to upgrade your property, but to make you whole again and return you to essentially the same financial condition you were in before the loss.

Companies we recommend to purchase the insurance through are:

 

Please note that we are not affiliated with these companies and you are able to use whichever companies work the best with your needs.

As public transportation in Los Angeles can be unreliable at times, it is recommended that you have a vehicle or easy access to one. If you are not able to bring your own vehicle, renting a car is also an option. You must be at least 18 years old to rent a car. The most well-known car rental companies are:

If you will be living close to the campus but do not want to purchase/rent a vehicle, a bike is another option and can easily be acquired once you are here. Bikes can be purchased at a store ( Target or  Sports Chalet) or online at such websites as  Amazon or  Overstock and delivered to your residence.

There is also the Metro bus line which has drop-offs for our various locations. You can go to  www.metro.net to get more information on the railway schedules and maps for the Los Angeles area Metro.

Living in Burbank and wanting to use a bus system that stays within the area?  Burbank Bus is a perfect solution for that. Burbank Bus is made up of two services; a traditional bus service that operates along a fixed route and stops that are open to the general public, and an appointment-based dial-a-ride service that is available for Burbank resident seniors (aged 60+) or for those of any age who are disabled. The fare for a one-way trip on each service is only $1. For fixed routes, they operate Monday-Friday while the Senior or Disabled services operate 7 days a week. 

Another useful resource is  Google Maps. When inputting directions, you have the option to choose between: Car, Public Transit (Bus, Railway), Walking or Biking. Each option will give specific routes and estimated travel times (including "with current traffic").

***Please remember to check the distance from your chosen apartment to the campus in order to ensure you are able to travel to/from with your given transportation.***

 

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

If you need transportation from or to the airport, these are the most used services:

    

Through the listed websites you can schedule a specific date and time for pick-up from various airports. Typically these services are cheaper than a taxi.

Please keep in mind that you can also use app services such as Lyft or Uber through your phone to be picked up from the airport. Another bus service you can use is the Flyaway. They will drop you off at a specific bus station depending on which you ride (Van Nuys or Hollywood would be the closest to our location which then you can use another service to get you to your specific destination.)

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. NYFA's campuses are located in both Los Angeles and Burbank Counties in the State of California. Any member of the NYFA who wishes to obtain further information regarding sex offender/predators in our area may refer to the State of California's Megan’s Law Web site here. Additionally, NYFA strongly encourages both students/parents to conduct their own due diligence ahead of meeting with third-party landlords.