Housing Information

Rental Housing / Short Term Visits

Information on housing including rental accommodations and real estate options is found on the Housing & Relocation website.

Housing Assistance Program for Faculty, Librarians & Program Directors in Continuing Studies

Vancouver Campus Only

Full-time faculty members, librarians, program directors in Continuing Studies and senior management staff members of UBC Vancouver may be eligible to apply for the UBC Mortgage & Down Payment Assistance Program to assist in purchasing their principal home in Metro Vancouver.

In order to be eligible for the Housing Assistance Program, you must be:

  • a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member (professorial ranks, Instructors, Senior Instructors), a librarian, a program director in Continuing Studies or a senior management staff member (as approved by the Provost and Vice President Academic or Vice President Finance, Resources and Operations); and
  • employed at UBC Vancouver; and
  • receiving financial assistance from the University for the purchase of housing for the first and only time; and
  • purchasing or have purchased your principal residence (as defined by Canada Revenue Agency) in Metro Vancouver (as defined by Metro) on or after July 1, 2009; and
  • purchasing this residence in the ten year period following the start date of initial University appointment in an eligible rank or within six months prior to that start date.
  • Details about the University’s Housing Assistance Programs, including terms and conditions, are available from Housing & Relocation Office.

In order to apply for the Mortgage & Down Payment Assistance Program:

1. You are required to complete an  Application (DOC) and forward it to Faculty Relations by fax 604.822.8134 or email to fr@exchange.ubc.ca for approval of your eligibility to the program.

2. Faculty Relations will confirm for the Housing & Relocation Office that the individual is eligible for the program. Confirmation will also be provided to the faculty member and the applicable Dean’s Office.

Refer to the Housing & Relocation Office for further information.

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