Renting a Home

Rental On-Campus Restricted to Faculty & Staff (Below Market Rents)

UBC has 686 rental housing units on-campus for full-time faculty and staff at reduced rents. These units are contained in 12 buildings in the residential neighbourhoods on campus known as Hawthorne Place, Wesbrook Place, and East Campus.

All units are all relatively new (between 1 and 15 years old) and have the advantage of all being within an easy and beautiful walk or bike ride off the main academic campus, parks, schools, community centre and daycares.

The rental units are built and operated for the university by Village Gate Homes, a subsidiary of UBC Properties Trust. Location maps, photographs of the units, floor plans and waitlist application forms can be found on the Village Gate Homes website.

Additional information regarding access to these suites for new hires is available by calling the UBC Housing & Relocation Services office.

UPDATE: February 22, 2018

Pilot Rent-Geared-to-Income Program is now accepting applications. Please visit here for further details.

Deadline to apply is March 22, 2018.

UPDATE: June 14, 2017

Pilot Rent-Geared-to-30% Income Program

The implementation framework for a pilot Faculty Temporary Rental Housing Support (TRHS) Program and Staff Rent Geared to Income Rental (RGI) Housing Program as part of the UBC Housing Action Plan for the Vancouver campus was approved by the Board of Governors on June 14. Click here for details. The target launch date for the pilot programs will be Spring 2018.

UPDATE: February 14, 2017

The University has requested that Village Gate Homes stratify the waitlist into priority bands based on the new Faculty and Staff Housing Eligibility and Allocation Guidelines (the Guidelines), effective immediately in order to ensure strategic use of the growing but currently limited faculty and staff rental inventory. As a result, the access to the Village Gate Homes units is prioritized as below:

  • 1st priority: Full-time tenure stream faculty members
  • 2nd priority: Full time staff/ librarian/ post docs/ clinical faculty with at least 80% UBC paid appointment
  • 3rd priority: Clinical faculty with less than 80% UBC paid appointment/ adjunct faculty/ sessional instructors/ visiting scholars/ Non-UBC employees who work on-campus (e.g. TRIUMF, Forintek)

Please review the new Eligibility and Allocation Guidelines for further details and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Village Gate Homes


Rental On-Campus – Open to General Public (Market Price Rents)

UBC also has approximately 507 market rental units on campus for faculty, staff or the general public, at market appraised rents. The market rental units in the buildings listed below are owned and operated for the university by Wesbrook Properties, a subsidiary of UBC Properties Trust.

More information including photographs, floor plans, prices and waitlist / application forms on these market priced rental units can be found on the Wesbrook Properties Rental Management Services website for each building at:

Off-Campus Rentals – General Public

Recognizing that some faculty and staff prefer to live off-campus, the following list of resources can help you find a rental apartment elsewhere in Vancouver. There are many online websites dedicated to listing rental accommodations in Vancouver:

Local newspapers such as the Vancouver Sun, The Province and the Vancouver Courier are also great resources for finding accommodation.

Please note that UBC is not affiliated with any of the agencies listed above. They are listed for information purposes.

For more information about neighbourhoods in the City of Vancouver, please click here.