Housing for travel nurses is one of the most popular topics when you get a bunch of them together.
In the old days, travel nurses were provided with actual physical housing. The travel nurse industry exploded and it\ got to the point that travel nurse agencies were in the real estate business. One of the biggest national firms began buying apartment buildings! I’ve never talked to them about it but my best guess is that this became overwhelming.
Being both the landlord and the agency must have been a hot mess.
The industry very quickly adopted the model of letting the travel nurses arrange their own housing and providing them with a stipend.
Shortly after that various housing alternatives began showing up on this new thing called the Internet.
IMHO it was better for almost everyone.
- Agencies got out of the housing business and had a fixed cost they could count on.
- Nurses got tremendous flexibility
- Housing owners got a treasure trove of professional, well-paid prospects for their properties
From the nurse’s, perspective this has opened up your options and given you the chance to put some extra tax-free income in your pocket.
Now your options are choosing your own roomies (if any), living in an RV and paying for it with your stipend, getting a place with your spouse or friend….it goes on and own. You can get very creative with the stipend.
I have no relationship with any of these links so I have not vetted them but you might want to check out:
As always, feel free to drop me a line at conrad@travelnursingUSA.com