Housing Action Plan: Rent-Geared-to-Income program launch — applications open

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To: Staff in Vancouver

I am delighted to announce the launch of the Staff Rent-Geared-to-Income pilot program.

This pilot program will be phased in over 2-3 years to provide rental housing on campus for up to 100 lower income staff households. Rent will be geared to 30% of household income, rather than a set percentage discount from market rates.

Program highlights include:

  • 50 spaces approved this year;
  • 1 to 3 bedroom units available, depending on number of children in the household;
  • Selection will be by lottery for the first round pilot assignments and then by waitlist;
  • Subject to eligibility, applicants may remain in the program up to 10 years;

Applicants must:

  • Be full-time staff in good standing on the Vancouver campus with 1 year or more of work experience at UBC (or term employees with 3 or more years of continuous service);
  • Fall under maximum gross household income and asset thresholds.

For further information and application details please visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/housing-relocation/housing/rental/rgi/. Enquiries may be directed to: info.facultyhousing@ubc.ca.

The deadline for this year’s applications is March 22, 2018.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Governors for their support in this matter. I believe that launching this program will deliver important and tangible improvements for many valued staff members at UBC.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor