Family Housing

Family Housing

Family housing is available for both traditional and non-traditional families. To be eligible for family housing, students must demonstrate that the applicant and the individual(s) with whom the applicant is applying to reside share a qualifying family relationship. Qualifying family relationships under current policy include the following: (a) marriage, (b) presence of minor or dependent child(ren), or (c) domestic partnership (a long-term relationship between the two adults). Relationships that do not qualify for family housing status include: parents, grandparents or siblings of applicants, other than a minor sibling for whom the resident is the legal guardian.

Documentation of Family Status

All persons applying for family housing must submit proper documentation along with their application. The following are acceptable forms of documentation:

  1. Copy of a current marriage certificate.
  2. In the case of a single parent, birth certificate(s), adoption papers, or other appropriate documentation of legal guardianship.
  3. Notarized affidavit declaring that the applicants share a domestic partnership.

The approved affidavit form is included in the application.

Those who apply as Domestic Partners must include one of the following along with the signed and notarized affidavit:

  1. Copy of a joint lease naming and signed by both applicants and their landlord;
  2. Joint tax returns for one calendar year immediately preceding the application;
  3. Notarized letter on bank letterhead signed by a bank officer indicating a joint saving and/or checking account for at least one calendar year;
  4. Certificate of Domestic Partnership from New York City or any city, which registers unmarried couples who are in a committed, ongoing family relationship.

Family Housing Options

Teachers College maintains three family housing apartment buildings: Bancroft, Grant, and Sarasota Halls. 

Bancroft Hall, located at 509 West 121st Street, is an eight-story residence hall with approximately 100 apartments. Each apartment has a bathroom, living room/dining room area, kitchen, and bedroom(s). The front apartments face 121st Street. The rear apartments face a courtyard, which connects Bancroft to Grant and Sarasota Halls. A security officer is on duty 24 hours a day at the Bancroft Hall front desk. Bancroft Hall completed a major renovation in 2015. Housing rates vary according to the size and location of the apartment. Electricity, heat and hot water are provided at no additional cost. Wireless internet and cable TV service are included in the housing rates.  All apartments come fully furnished. 

Grant and Sarasota Halls, located at 514 and 512 West 122nd Street, respectively, are six-story buildings with four one-bedroom apartments on each floor. The two front apartments have an entry foyer, living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The two rear apartments have a long hallway with the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living room opening into the hallway. Housing rates vary according to the size and location of the apartment. Residents must pay monthly electric charges separately. Heat and hot water are provided at no additional cost. Internet and cable TV service are included in the housing rates.  All apartments come fully furnished. 

Family Housing Average Semester Rates

(2020–2021 Academic Year)

Bancroft Hall

  • One Bedroom: $11,211-$12,373
  • Two Bedroom: $13,538

Grant and Sarasota Halls*

  • One Bedroom: $9,650-$11,872

*Electricity paid separately to ConEd

Please note: Rates are subject to change and typically increase 4-6% each year.

 

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