Here are some of the most common questions regarding Leasing, Pets, Parking & Guests. If you'd like any other information, contact the Leasing Office anytime -- we're always happy to answer questions.


What is the rental application process?

Review the eligibility guidelines to verify you are eligible to rent at Welch Road Apartments. Visit the Rental Housing Programs Eligibility Criteria for more information.

Call the Leasing Office at 650-497- 0101 to inquire about availability.

You may be asked to complete and return an Interest List form.  The application process will begin subject to the availability of a unit.

When do I submit an application?

Your leasing agent will have you submit an application when an apartment fitting your criteria comes available. You must have already submitted an Interest List Form and Offer Letter.

How long is the lease term?

Current lease terms range from 6–12 months and are subject to change. We do not offer leases over 12 months. If a month-to- month lease is granted, it will include a monthly premium.

What if I resign or retire?

Each household will be re-certified at the conclusion of their lease.  Please note, upon retirement or resignation a household will no longer qualify for the Stanford Affiliate Rate.  If available, the household will be offered a non-Stanford Affiliate lease.

What about rent increases?

Under the terms of a lease, rents are guaranteed for the duration of the lease term.

As long as the eligible resident maintains their Stanford Affiliate status, an offer to renew their lease will be made, based on availability.  At that time the rent may be increased.

The only rent increases that are restricted are those for the BMR (Below Market Rate) homes which are a function of the agreement between Stanford University and the City of Palo Alto.


Parking & Guests

How many parking spaces do we get?

Each home is assigned one (1) carport.

Additional vehicles, which must have a Welch Road Parking Permit, have access to unreserved parking spaces numbered 211 or higher, these spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis.