We know affordable housing is at a premium near both the main campus and the campus in Redwood City. To provide eligible university affiliates rental options, Stanford offers over 1,100 on-campus and off-campus rental units in surrounding communities at reduced rents.
The Rental Housing Programs are comprised of residential leases of apartments, condominiums, and single-family homes:
- University-Owned Rental Communities, which include properties both on-campus and off campus in the surrounding communities that are managed by third party vendors. (Examples of Stanford University residences include Cardinal Apartments, Colonnade Apartments, Stanford Rental Homes, Stanford West Apartments, and Welch Road Apartments).
- Faculty-Owned Rentals, which include properties on-campus and off-campus subject to a residential ground lease. Lessees should refer to their residential ground lease for specific sublease requirements to ensure compliance. (Examples of non-compliance may include leasing to individuals who are ineligible, business use of residence by way of short-term rentals subject to transient occupancy tax, etc.).