Subsidized Housing at Pardee Commons

Students studying together at Pardee Commons

Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

Pardee RAND offers students a built-in community with opportunities for social and academic interactions, as well as a lower-cost housing option, all in one location: Pardee Commons.

Contemporary, comfortable student and family housing at subsidized, below-market rates provide a solution to affordable living in Los Angeles.

Pardee Commons Housing

The goal of Pardee Commons is to provide a stable living community for students while they attend their Ph.D. program at Pardee RAND Graduate School. This is a unique opportunity to live and study with classmates and benefit from below-market, affordable housing. Bedrooms are allocated individually; the school will help with roommate matching. Married students and those with families can request their own two- or three-bedroom units. The below-market rates are based on the number of bedrooms.

Location and Layout

Located in the Brentwood area of West L.A., about three miles from RAND and the graduate school, the two mirror-image garden apartment buildings that constitute Pardee Commons share a courtyard and comprise 18 units with a total of 38 bedrooms, most with a private bathroom:

  • Two singles (studio with kitchenette/1 bath)
  • Twelve doubles (2 bed/2 bath)
  • Four triples (3 bed/2 bath)

(See below for sample floor plans.)

On-Site and Local Amenities

The buildings offer 16 parking places and include on-premise laundry facilities. The location is a short walk from a supermarket, drug store, schools, parks, coffee houses, a running path, farmer’s market, and numerous restaurants. Pardee Commons is on Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus line, which stops directly in front of RAND, and is also accessible by a variety of bike lanes and routes.

Built in 1962, the apartments are currently undergoing renovation to ensure a safe, healthy, and modern environment. The upgrades, which are scheduled to complete in spring 2022, include updated interiors (kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, and paint), earthquake retrofitting throughout, and ADA compliance for two of the first-floor apartments.

Sample Floor Plans

Floor plan of a 2-bedroom unit

Floor plan of a 3-bedroom unit