Faculty & Staff Housing Action Plan

HAP Implementation Update: 10-Year Faculty Housing Strategy 2016

Over the last year, the University has been working on re-energizing the existing faculty rental and home ownership programs to expand the options for our faculty members.  Click here to learn more about this implementation strategy update that will start making tangible improvements immediately.


Housing Action Plan (adopted in 2012): Improving Housing Choice & Affordability at UBC

UBC’s Housing Action Plan, adopted in 2012 by the UBC Board of Governors, is part of the University’s overall strategy for academic excellence and sustainability leadership, integrating the responsible management of our land base with these goals. Key elements of the Plan to improve housing choice and affordability for faculty and staff include:

  • Up to 30% of future housing on campus will be rental. At least 20% will be restricted rental for faculty and staff; up to 10% will be market rent.
  • Within this restricted rental, UBC will pilot a non-profit rental program of up to 100 units intended for staff with a household income of less than $64,000 a year.
  • A restricted home ownership program will be explored for tenure and tenure-track faculty, for up to 10% of future leasehold units on campus.
  • The eligibility for the faculty housing assistance program was extended from 7 years to 10 years.
  • Building a wider range of unit sizes from smaller ‘starter’ suites to units suitable for single or 2-person households, and 3-bedroom units for families.
  • Providing preferential and early access for faculty and staff to purchase new units before they are released for sale to the general public.
  • Continued expansion of student housing services.

See Faculty / Staff Housing Support Programs for more detailed information on housing support.

Download Housing Action Plan (PDF).