As a reminder, the Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income program is accepting applications until Nov. 30, 2018. Please visit the Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income program page to learn about eligibility requirements and to apply.
The Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income program will provide up to 100 eligible staff members over 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.
About the program: The Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income Rental Program is administered by Faculty Staff Housing & Relocation Services, on behalf of UBC’s Provost Office and Department of Human Resources.
The implementation framework for this pilot housing programs was approved by the Board of Governors on June 14, 2017 (click here for the report) as follow-through on UBC Housing Action Plan Policy #5 for the Vancouver campus.
The rental units that are available through the Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income Rental Program are owned and operated by Village Gate Homes, a subsidiary of UBC Properties Trust.
Renting and owning a home is a significant challenge for many in Vancouver due to housing availability, suitability and affordability. Are there any alternatives to traditional options of renting and owning?
HR’s Faculty Staff Housing & Relocation Services team is hosting a seminar on Alternative Housing Options, on May 24, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Topics will include housing co-ops, mixer mortgages, and small homes and laneway homes.