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University-Owned Housing for Faculty

The university maintains several houses and a five-unit apartment complex (see photos below) for lease by faculty and staff. Lease terms may vary based on the needs of the faculty/staff member. Lease terms cannot exceed three years.

Rent and utility charges are automatically deducted monthly through payroll deduction. Rent and utility charges are adjusted annually based on the policy outlined below. A security deposit of 50 percent of one months rent is required prior to occupancy.

Inquiries for faculty housing should be directed to Helen Payne, assistant to the provost and dean of faculty (hpayne@colgate.edu 315-228-7217).

Rent Level and Utility Charge Policy

Rent levels are established to recover Colgate’s costs of maintaining properties. Colgate does not make a profit on its rental properties by adding a profit margin to rents, nor does it attempt to recover the opportunity costs of maintaining rental properties rather than investing the property value elsewhere. In fact, at present Colgate is minimally subsidizing most renters by not fully recovering its costs.

Rent levels and utility charges are set annually by the vice president for finance & administration. They are determined using the projected costs of utilities, maintenance and property taxes.

Housing List

30 College Street:
Three bedroom, unfurnished house with one-car attached garage. Living room, eat-in kitchen, large family room, two baths, and finished basement with laundry facilities. Heat is village electric. Walking distance to campus. Current rent $775 per month plus $200 utilities deduction.

32 College Street:
Five bedroom, unfurnished house with one-car attached garage. Large living room, kitchen, dining room, two baths, fireplace, laundry facilities, and mud room. Heat is village electric. Walking distance to campus. Current rent $985 per month plus $190 utilities deduction.

36 College Street:
Two bedroom, furnished house with two-car attached garage. Living Room, family room with fireplace, den, eat-in kitchen, two baths, and laundry facilities. Heat is village electric. Current rent $870 plus $200 utilities deduction.
36 College Street

55 Hamilton Street:
Three bedroom completely furnished house with two-car attached garage, living room with fireplace, kitchen, den, two baths and laundry facilities. Heating system is fuel oil. Current rent $1,000 plus $450 utilities deduction.

59 Hamilton Street: - This location is off-line for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Four bedroom unfurnished house with two-car detached garage. Living room with fireplace, dining room, large eat-in kitchen, office, den, and two baths. Laundry facilities are located in the basement. Heating system is fuel oil. Current rent $1,670 plus $450 utilities deduction.
59 Hamilton Street

69 Hamilton Street:
Four bedroom unfurnished house with small one-car garage. Living room, dining room, large modern kitchen, den or family room, and two baths. Washer/dryer hook-up available but appliances are not included. Heat system is fuel oil. Current rent $1,030 plus $300 utilities deduction.
69 Hamilton Street

79 Hamilton Street
Four bedroom, partially furnished house with one-car detached garage. Living room, dining room, den, large eat-in kitchen, and two baths. Laundry facilities are located in the basement. Current rent $1,103 plus $450 utilities deduction.
79 Hamilton Street

Preston Hill Apartments:
Single one bedroom apartment, four two bedroom apartments with galley kitchen and small dining area, living room, and bathroom. Laundy and storage facilities located in basement. All apartments are completely furnished. Rent for one bedroom is $710 and two bedrooms are $800 per month which includes heat and electric.
Preston Hill Apartments

Important Information for Tenants

 

Important Notice About Lead Paint

Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Housing law requires landlords to provide a federally approved pamphlet (PDF form) regarding lead poisoning. The landlord must also disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or paint hazards in the dwelling.

The university has conducted lead paint surveys on all its housing units and each unit is inspected annually for the presence of peeling or chipping paint.