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 Programsteps to condominium home ownership

View Available Inventory

Roadmap to Condominium Homeownership at University Terrace


Condominium Sales Program
Move-In Ready Homes Available for Sale


VISIT or CALL the Information Center to SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT

Information Center

2500 Columbia Street #116

Palo Alto

California 94304

Hours: Monday - Friday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm



Condominium Sales Program

First come first serve

Schedule Appointment with Purchase Consultants.

  • Schedule an appointment with the University Terrace Purchase Consultants to review available inventory and the Sales Program for the condominium homes.
  • Phone: 650.724.7262 or
  • The condominium inventory is available on the website’s Interactive Map.

Purchase Consultants will confirm Eligibility Prior to Home Selection.

 Eligible Faculty

Must be Eligible faculty.

Contact FSH for financing options and affordability

Contact Faculty Staff Housing (FSH)
for affordability and financing options.


Condominium Home Selection

Schedule the Condominium Home Selection Appointment.

Condominium Exterior

Condominium Homes

  • Faculty may reserve a home in person, via phone, via email, or through a delegated proxy.
  • Home reservation will be approximately 1 hour in duration to review available homes and complete the reservation form. A reservation deposit of $1,000 will be required at the time of home selection. This is fully refundable.
  • Contract signing appointments will be scheduled within seven (7) days of the home reservation appointment providing the necessary time to review the associated disclosure documents.

Contracts & Disclosure Appointments

Unique Identifier

Purchase contracts, community disclosures, and other documents will be available after home selections.

 Eligible Faculty

Purchase Consultants will be coordinating contract signing appointments
7 Days after the Home Selection Appointment.

Contact FSH for financing options and affordability

A contract deposit of $4,000
will be required.





Schedule an appointment with FSH to initiate your loan approval process to prepare for the close of escrow on your new home.


Home WalkThrough

The final home walkthrough will be coordinated approximately 5-10 days before you close escrow.

home walkthrough
home walkthrough foot-prints

Close of Escrow


Loan appointment

FSH will be coordinating appointments for lease and loan documents to be signed approximately one (1) week before you close escrow.


escrow appointment

The title company will provide an estimated closing statement that includes the amount you will need to pay one (1) day before the projected close of escrow. The funds must be sent via a wire transfer or cashier's check to the title company.


Move In. Welcome Home!

The home is now yours, arrangements will be made for you to pick up your keys.

Move In Welcome Home