The Institute does not provide student housing, and students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. However, several housing options are available in the vicinity of IWP. Information to help students investigate these options is provided below.
Washington, D.C. Metro Area Housing
The Institute is located in northwest Washington, D.C. near the Dupont Circle stop of Metro's red line. Neighborhoods in northwest D.C. near the Institute include Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, WoodleyPark, and ClevelandPark, while Embassy Row; Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and Foggy Bottom are within a short bus or Metro ride. Areas in Maryland and Virginia that are accessible by Metro and bus systems may be less convenient but are sometimes less expensive. Remember to consider safety and the availability of transportation – in addition to price – when searching for housing.
There are many online resources to help find apartments for rent or townhouses to share, such as:
www.rent.net, a national searchable housing directory.
The Washington Post, with numerous classified ads for options in the D.C. metropolitan area.
The Washington City Paper, with classified ads focusing on D.C. housing opportunities.
The Washington Times, with numerous classified ads for options in the D.C. metropolitan area.
The following housing options have been recommended by former students and interns:
For temporary housing:
Gallery Inn LLC (Motel/Hostel)
1850 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009-1709
NIH & NOAA Recreation & Welfare Association
"A very useful and efficient resource for anything from long-term rental to furniture rentals."
-an IWP student
More housing options in Washington, D.C. may be found by visiting the online databases of several local universities:
Georgetown University’s off-campus housing database
American University’s off-campus housing database
Catholic University of America’s off-campus housing database