Apartment Guide 2011-2012
Kansas City Kansas Community College does not have on-campus housing and is a 100% commuter campus. This apartment guide was compiled by the Student Activities Office to assist you in locating housing and additional resources. This information is provided for your assistance in obtaining housing and does not constitute an endorsement of any particular housing complex. The apartment information listed was provided voluntarily by each Apartment's Management. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Apartment Guide, please contact the Director of Student Activities at (913) 288-7652.
What to look for before you sign a lease.
Does the rent include heat, water and gas?
Are there hook-up fees you will have to pay?
What about appliances (dishwasher, disposal, etc.)?
Where are the laundry facilities? Do they cost extra?
Is the apartment furnished? Is there an option to pay more to get furniture?
Is the lease for an academic or a calendar year? If it's a 12-month contract, can you sublet the apartment in the summer?
Is there a charge for each additional person living in the apartment?
What happens if you break the lease? Is there a fine?
You will probably have to pay the landlord a security deposit, which will be used to pay for any damages to the apartment when you move out.
As the tenant, what do you need to do to make sure that you get back your entire deposit?
How much is the security deposit?
Is there an additional deposit if you have a pet?
Does the landlord behave professionally? Are repairs made in a timely fashion?
Do the doors have dead-bolt locks?
Do the windows open, close and lock?
Is there enough heat and hot water? (Test by running the hot water and checking how quickly it heats up.) Is there enough water pressure?
Are there any spots on the ceiling from leakage?
Is there any evidence of roaches?
Does the apartment have a smoke detector?
Are any repairs needed prior to moving in? If so, have them noted in your lease, along with a schedule for completion.
Are the hallways, entryways and grounds clean and well lit?
Are the laundry facilities and parking lot in good condition?
What kinds of trash removal facilities are provided for the building?
Is the neighborhood safe? Would you feel safe in your neighborhood at night?
Where is the nearest fire station and police department? Check with your local police department for information on the frequency of criminal activity.
How close are you to school and/or work?
Are there public transportation stops close by?
Source – FastWeb! Student Bulletin
The information in this booklet is only a guide. There may be other housing suitable for you that is not listed in this booklet. Kansas City Kansas Community College does not guarantee the availability, price or suitability of any apartments or any other resource information listed.
Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, or ancestry is illegal. If you have reason to believe you have been discriminated against in your search for housing, please contact:
- Kansas Commission on Civil Rights
- State Office Building
- Topeka, KS 66012
- (785) 296-3206
- TDD: (785) 296-0245
Kansas City Kansas Community College is committed to a policy of educational equity. Accordingly, the College admits students, grants financial aid and scholarships, and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, veteran status, or disabilities.
- Any person having inquiries concerning College compliance with regulations Implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, is directed to contact:
- Leota Marks
- Dean of Human Resources/Affirmative Action
- Kansas City Kansas Community College
- 7250 State Avenue
- Kansas City, Kansas 66112
- Telephone 913-288-7200
- Any person needing access to academic programs or college activities due to a documented disability is directed to contact:
- Jaclyn Anderson
- Director of the Academic Resource Center
- 913-288-7670 V/TDD for accommodations.