New Applicants

New Applicants

We make it easy to find your community here.
No application fees. No security deposits or credit checks.
Let us help you find your new home.

We currently have a move-in special available for The Tidelands! Applicants will be credited $100/month from the start of their new lease through June 2021.  Hurry – this offer is only for those who sign their lease by March 31, 2021!

We are offering this special to new and returning tenants. Upon signing the lease, the initial rent payment (one month’s rent) is due; $100 will be credited to your account and applied to the following month’s rent.


On this page, you can…
• Review our rental prices.
See amenities included in each community.
Review the move in checklist.
• Take this short quiz to help you find out which community may be your best fit.
• Explore more “in this section” on the right.

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Comparing on-campus vs. off-campus housing?

Here is why on-campus is a better deal:

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UCSF Housing
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Location
UCSF Housing
Close to campus & university resources
Off Campus
More time & effort to commute to/from UCSF when you could be studying or being with friends
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Transportation
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Free shuttle system
Off Campus
A monthly muni pass is $81 or $98 to include BART
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Internet Services
UCSF Housing
Included at most properties*
Off Campus
~ $60/month
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Gas & Electric
UCSF Housing
Free or reduced due to building efficiencies
Off Campus
Up to $200 for a 2-bedroom apartment
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Trash, Compost, Recycling
UCSF Housing
Included
Off Campus
~ $33/month
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Maintenance
UCSF Housing
Included & available 24/7
Off Campus
May take 24 hours or more
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Lock Outs
UCSF Housing
Included & available 24/7
Off Campus
Sleeping at a friend’s house or waiting for hours
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Security
UCSF Housing
Security systems, emergency “blue phones,” & some on site security guards
Off Campus
Most properties do not have advanced security systems or on-site guards
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Security Deposits
UCSF Housing
None
Off Campus
1-2 months’ rent or more
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Application Fees
UCSF Housing
None
Off Campus
~ $40/person
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Lease Terms
UCSF Housing
Terminations possible when you leave UCSF
Off Campus
Locked into your lease for its full term
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Rent Stability
UCSF Housing

No rent increase thru June 2022 and you will know the rent increase around 4 months ahead of time.

Off Campus
Rent increases up to 5% a year. Even in rent-controlled apartments, owners could pass on building improvement costs to tenants. Also, landlords can give you only a 30-day notice of rent increase.
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Rent Pricing
UCSF Housing
We are not-for-profit and can aim rental rates lower than their appraised market value. We are constantly monitoring the market to give tenants the best value for the price.
Off Campus
Landlords attempt to maximize their profit with highest rates possible given market conditions. As the economy improves, off-campus rates will increase more rapidly than campus rates.

* Not included at Aldea San Miguel or Mount Zion


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to live in UCSF Housing?

Many students, postdocs, residents, clinical fellows, and some faculty are eligible for housing. Please review our Eligibility Requirements to see if you qualify.

Do you run a credit check on prospective tenants?

No, we do not. Your affiliation with UCSF negates the need to run a credit check.

How long does my Housing Agreement last?

All Housing Agreements begin on the first date of occupancy and end on the following July 1st. If you wish to continue past July 1st, you will sign a Housing Agreement for a full year to the following July 1st.
All tenants are limited to 5 years in campus housing.  Click here to see a sample of the housing lease agreement.

I applied for housing, now what should I expect?

Please pay attention to your email for updates and possible housing offers. You can check in with us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

What does my apartment include?

Each of our housing communities offers different amenities.  We have two resources for you to refer to for more detailed information.  The Amenities page gives an overview of each property and your assignment email will have specifics about your unit.  For more on what to bring, refer to the Move In Checklist.

 

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We appreciated being able to live at Aldea during our child’s early, formative years.  He has been able to interact with all the wonderful people and also to take part in many activities here. Sadly, we can’t live here forever and plan on moving on—but we will never forget you or this place.
- Avon Leekley, Aldea San Miguel Tenant