Rental Application Criteria
Our community supports equal housing opportunity, including the Fair Housing Act as well as all state and local fair housing and civil rights laws. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable state or local laws. The rental criteria below outlines some of the policies for this community with regard to standards that may be required by each applicant in order to be approved for residency. The identification, income, employment and deposit requirements may be modified if required by federal subsidy or financing programs. All persons 18 and over intending to reside in the apartment must qualify in each of the below categories with the exception that the household's combined income may be used to satisfy the rent to earnings ratio. Any person under the age of 18 intending to occupy the apartment must be identified on the application and listed on the lease, or such person will otherwise be considered an unauthorized occupant.
Identification: Identification All applicants must provide valid government issued photo identification such as driver's license, passport, military, or state issued identification card. Valid photo identification is required to view an apartment.
Income: Gross income for all applicants in one apartment home will be combined and entered into the credit scoring model for income eligibility. All applicants will be asked to produce consecutive and most recent pay statements for the last 1 month from application date. Applicants must have a minimum combined gross income of 2.5 times the monthly rent. Additional sources, other than employment, of verifiable income may be considered. Some credit scoring results will necessitate further income verification. In such instances, verification with the employer may be completed or applicant may be asked to produce additional financial statements/records. Applicants will not be excluded based on alternative sources of income or subsidy.
Credit Screening: An applicant with an unsatisfactory credit report may be denied. Excessive collection accounts, including utility accounts (regardless of status) may result in denial of the rental application. Student loans and medical accounts will be excluded. Open bankruptcy, repossession or unresolved tax liens may negatively impact the credit screening and may result in denial of the application. Rental housing evictions within the last 7 years may result in denial of the application. Rental housing collections or debt must be paid in full and proof provided at the time of the application.
Rental History: Negative rental history such as evictions, NSF or late payments and failure to adhere to the policies and regulations of the community or management company may result in denial of the application. References that indicate prior landlord would not re-rent to applicant due to a lease violation may result in denial of the application.
Occupancy Standards: Occupancy of the apartment is limited to those persons listed on the lease. Residents who exceed these occupancy standards, will be required to either transfer to a larger unit or move out. The following occupancy standards apply based on 2 persons per bedroom, plus one per apartment. Some units may vary based on square footage.
Criminal History: We consider the entire application. We do not exclude individuals simply because of prior convictions and only consider records that are reportable under the Fair Credit Reporting act and any applicable state or local laws. Convictions that can lead to the denial of tenancy would be those that cause a person to register on the sex offender registry. Please remember that this requirement does not constitute a guarantee or representation that residents or occupants currently residing in our community have not been convicted of or subject to deferred adjudication for a felony, certain misdemeanors or sex offenses requiring registration under applicable law. Our ability to verify this information is limited to the information made available to us by the resident credit reporting services used.
Guarantors: Guarantors may be considered for those who do not meet the required rent-to-income ratio or are denied on credit. Only one guarantor per apartment is permissible. The guarantor will be required to complete an application and pay a full application fee. Guarantors must have a gross monthly income of 4 times the monthly rent and meet all other qualifying criteria identified in this screening policy.
Procedure for Notification of Denial of Application: Should your application be denied, an adverse action letter will be provided. You may have the opportunity to file a grievance challenging the decision to deny your application; you will receive information regarding your rights to grievance with the adverse action letter.
Reasonable Accomodations to Disabilities: As part of our commitment to equal housing opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of disability, you may request reasonable accommodations that are necessary because of a disability during the application process. Please notify the Property Manager at the location in which you are applying for housing. The Property Manager will respond to your request within 72 business hours after receipt.
This property does not accept comprehensive reusable tenant screening reports.