Registration Form – Single Family Home Lottery


There is a random-number drawing (lottery) for 12 Single Family Homes:

1675 California Avenue, Lot 20
2400 Amherst Street, Lot 21
2430 Amherst Street, Lot 24
1620 Amherst Court, Lot 26
1640 Amherst Court, Lot 27
1635 Amherst Court, Lot 29
2520 Amherst Street, Lot 32
2540 Amherst Street, Lot 33
2560 Amherst Street, Lot 34
1655 Amherst Way, Lot 37
1615 Bowdoin Court, Lot 45
2515 Amherst Street, Lot 52

In order to participate in the lottery, all faculty eligible to purchase a University Terrace home must complete and submit a registration form (interest list application) and participate in an Open House. Faculty couples with dual eligibility may apply individually. Lottery participants who have reserved a single-family home are not eligible to participate in the lottery. Lottery participants who have reserved a condominium home are eligible to participate in the lottery if they are interested in a larger home. To find out more information, call or visit the Information Center or go to the Interactive Map in the Community section of this website. All participants will be notified after the interest list application has been submitted and will receive a unique identifier. Interest List submissions are neither a guarantee of eligibility nor qualification to purchase. No priority will be given based on the timing of the submission. All entries will be verified by FSH and eligible participants will be notified when their application has been accepted. Applicants may withdraw from consideration prior to the lottery.

Open House attendance is required for participation in the Lottery: *

January 2019

Date: Friday January 18, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm PST
Date: Wednesday January 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm PST
Date: Friday January 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm PST
Date: Tuesday January 29, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm PST

February 2019

Date: Friday February 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm PST

*Also available by appointment

First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
Zip Code
School-Age Children?:
Are these children currently enrolled in the Palo Alto Unified School District?:
* All fields are required.

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Purchase Program Eligibility

Who is eligible for University Terrace ?


Faculty who are eligible:

are Members of the Academic Council;

have 100% academic council appointment and are working 100% FTE;

have term appointments of 3 years or more with the possibility of reappointment, or have received tenure, or have an appointment with a continuing term(1);

are First-time homebuyers(2);

have attended an Open House if looking to purchase in the Single Family Home lottery; and

do not have a reservation or a contract on a single family home in another Faculty Staff Housing Lottery (This rule does not apply to participants who have a reservation or a contract on a condominium home in another Faculty Staff Housing Lottery)


(1)Appointment must be approved by the President by the time the lottery closes. Additionally, the start date must be not more than sixty (60) days after the date the purchase transaction closes (close of escrow or COE).

(2)First-time homebuyers is someone, including spouses and registered domestic partners, who has never had an ownership interest in a single family home located in the Qualifying Area in the past three (3) years prior to receipt of a written offer of employment from Stanford.

(3)An Eligible Person may use the University's housing purchase programs for only one property at a time.

(4)As an accommodation to condominium owners who are interested in participating in the University Terrace lottery, the following will apply:

  1. The condominium must be listed for sale within ninety (90) days of the projected closing date of the new home;
  2. The condominium must be under contract/escrow within sixty (60) days of the projected closing date of the new home; and
  3. The condominium must close escrow before or concurrently with the new home purchase.