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 who have a 100% academic council appointment and are working 100% time; and

have an appointment, that has been approved by the President, for a term of three or more years with the possibility of reappointment, or have received tenure, or have an appointment with a continuing term; and

who together with a spouse or registered domestic partner: (i) do not currently own a single family home located within the Qualifying Area and (ii) have had no ownership interest in a single family home located within the Qualifying Area since receiving a written offer of employment from Stanford; and

have attended an Open House or had a private tour for the Direct Sale homes; and

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


(1) Appointment must be approved by the President prior to submitting a Purchase Offer Packet. 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) An Eligible Person may use the University's housing purchase programs for only one property at a time.

(3) The following will apply to current condominium owners:

  1. The condominium must be listed for sale immediately upon notification that the Purchase Offer Packet has been accepted; and
  2. The condominium must close escrow before or concurrently with the new home purchase.