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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OVERVIEWUniversity Terrace Direct Sales

DIRECT SALE HOME AVAILABLE NOW - See the Interactive Map under The Community dropdown.

The Office of the Provost, Faculty Staff Housing (FSH) continues to offer on- and off- campus ground-leased homes for purchase via lottery. Periodically, homes are listed for Direct Sale when not sold via lottery or otherwise.

7/8/2020: Home Listed for Sale (1:00 pm)
7/8/2020 - 7/22/2020: House Tours (by appointment only)
7/23/2020 - TBD*: Purchase Offer Packet submission period opens 8:30 am

* This schedule is subject to change and is contingent upon the acceptance of a Purchase Offer Packet.

Direct Sale Homes are offered on a “first come first served” basis to Eligible Faculty who:
  • Satisfy all of the Eligibility Criteria for the Direct Sale home; and
  • "Submit an Offer" for the home as outlined in the Roadmap to Homeownership under the Purchase dropdown for Condominium Home and Single Family Home; and
  • "Complete the Purchase" of the home, as outlined in the Roadmap to Homeownership under the Purchase dropdown on the top navigation bar for Condominium Home and Single Family Home.

Eligible Faculty who have a deposit or a contract on a FSH single family home are not eligible to participate in a Direct Sale or Lottery Sale for another FSH home. This does not apply to those who have a deposit or a contract on a FSH condominium home. ( Updated July 8, 2020 )