UBC has a property portfolio of 952 apartments and townhomes, built exclusively for full-time UBC faculty and staff, and their families. They are leased and managed by Village Gate Homes, an affiliate of UBC.
Village Gate Homes is currently accepting applications to join the waitlist for faculty and staff housing.
The application is free of charge, and must only be submitted once for every household. Applications can be modified and updated post submission by contacting our Leasing Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pertinent information about the move-in date and your housing preferences, such as the number of bedrooms required, pet-friendly suite requests, etc. should be mentioned in the application form.
Submitted applications to Village Gate Homes are shared with UBC so they can administer the taxable benefits and allocation, respectively.
UBC reviews the fully completed applications list and prioritizes. Housing is first offered to tenure-track faculty, followed by tenured faculty and then to staff and other eligible faculty, including postdoctoral fellows and research associates.
When a home becomes available, Village Gate Homes contacts applicants based on their priority status as defined by UBC Board of Governors along with the date their application was received by Village Gate Homes.
There is also a separate allocation process by UBC Board of Governors for townhomes in which tenured faculty are prioritized.
Properties are located largely in the neighbourhoods of Wesbrook Place, East Campus and Hawthorne Place in UBC’s Point Grey campus.
Faculty and staff can choose from available apartments, condos, townhomes, and cityhomes in 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4-bedroom layouts. Each property has unique features, with some offering dens, balconies, patios, large courtyards, or private entrances.
Lease agreements are for a fixed one-year term and are subject to having at least 12 months of employment term remaining at the time of lease signing.
To apply for housing and join the waitlist, you must be eligible. Eligibility for housing is dependent on “full-time” employment status as defined in the employment agreement with UBC.
For those who do not meet the eligibility criteria for faculty and staff housing, there are additional rental opportunities available on campus that are not exclusively reserved for full-time faculty and staff.