Rent-Geared-to-Income programs

These pilot programs offer rental housing to faculty and staff at a rate based on their income. 

The Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income Rental program and Faculty Temporary Rental Housing Support program are administered by Faculty Staff Housing & Relocation Services, on behalf of UBC’s Provost Office and Human Resources. The implementation framework for these two pilot housing programs were approved by the Board of Governors on June 14, 2017 (view report) as follow-through on earlier commitments of the UBC Housing Action Plan for the Vancouver campus.

The rental units that are available for use by participants in the Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income Rental Program and the Faculty Temporary Rental Housing Program, are owned and operated by Village Gate Homes, a subsidiary of UBC Properties Trust.

Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) rental housing program

A Rent-Geared-to-Income program providing up to 100 eligible staff members over two to three years with accommodation in Village Gate Homes apartment units, paying rent capped at 30% of their pre-tax household income. One to three bedroom units are available, depending on the size of the household.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

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Faculty Temporary Rental Housing Support program

The Faculty Temporary Rental Housing Support program provides transitional support to up to 10 relocating, new full-time tenure-stream faculty members in Village Gate Homes apartment units, paying rent capped at 30% of their pre-tax household income.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Apply now

    Unit size allocation

    For both programs, the size of unit allocated to successful applicants will be in accordance with the National Occupancy Standard (NOS) requirements. Common examples are described below. 

    Household composition examples Unit type
    Single Adult Studio or 1 Bedroom
    Adult Couple 1 Bedroom
    2 Single Adults (non-cohabitating) 2 Bedroom
    Single or Adult Couple with 1 child (full or shared custody) 2 Bedroom
    Single or Adult couple with child(ren) over 18 (full or shared custody) 1 bedroom + 1 bedroom for every child over 18
    Single or Adult couple with 2 opposite sex children under 5 (full or shared custody) 1 bedroom + 1 bedroom to be shared by the children
    Single or Adult couple with 2 same sex children 18 years or younger (full or shared custody) 1 bedroom + 1 bedroom to be shared by the children
    Single or Adult couple with 2 opposite sex children over 5 and under 18 (full or shared custody) 1 bedroom + 1 bedroom for each opposite sex child over the age of 5
    Single or Adult couple with 2 same sex children under 18 and 1 opposite sex child (full or shared custody) 1 bedroom + 1 bedroom to be shared by the same sex children + 1 bedroom for the opposite sex child

    Questions?

    If you have questions, please contact us at info.facultyhousing@ubc.ca.

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