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Help my brother find a new apartment in Austin. Difficulty level: Now.
August 25, 2014 5:09 PM   Subscribe

So, my brother had a major fire in his apartment complex (fortunately for him it was on the other side of the building), and his building was condemned. He needs to move immediately. He's looking for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment in one of: Manor, Hyde Park, or North Campus. He's a grad student, so that's the sort of budget he's working with. Thanks for your help!
posted by persona au gratin to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
craigslist tonight, talk to college to request assistance finding housing tomorrow.

Good luck!
posted by arnicae at 6:00 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]

Red Cross should be able to help, with dough too!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:03 PM on August 25 [3 favorites]

extended stay hotel for a couple weeks till he can find a sublet/apartment
posted by TheAdamist at 6:27 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]

He should be able to move into a dorm. It won't optimal, but it will suffice until he can find a new place. Talk to UT Housing about an emergency option.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:51 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]

posted by sevensnowflakes at 7:30 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]

posted by oceanjesse at 8:00 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]

The 'For Lease' signs have been up on Manor for ages now. They're all mostly owned by Roscoe Properties, might be worth it to give them a call. Generally, though, he's looking at some of the most expensive areas in town, might be easier to get a storage unit and rent a room in a shared house for a month or so, give him some time to find the right place.

Oh, and tell him to talk about this ALL the time to EVERYONE. My last two apartments were found through word of mouth.
posted by theweasel at 10:09 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]

His school may also be able to provide him with a short-term loan, ask the Graduate School or Dean of Students or some other similar office that provides student services. For that matter, he should ask them if there is on-campus emergency housing as well, some schools have that type of thing too.

Oh, and tell him to talk about this ALL the time to EVERYONE.

That too.
posted by epanalepsis at 6:25 AM on August 26 [1 favorite]

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