This guide will assist you in applying for and renting a rental-assisted apartment. Deposits and Total Tenant Payments (TTP) will vary based on the resident/family annual income. HUD has several different types of rental assistance programs so some of the information below may vary.
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Step 1 - Application
You will be required to complete an application form, either a hard copy or electronically. There are no application, administrative, or processing fees. All adult applicants must sign an Authorization Release Information Form.
Required Information: The following information must be provided for each resident or family member who will reside in the apartment:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number for Residents six (6) years or older
- Driver License
(Or other govt.-issued photo ID)
- Current Address
- Previous Address
(Including landlord's name number)
Specific Questions Asked: Including, but not limited to bankruptcy; felony, misdemeanor, or sex crime convictions; and terrorism-related offenses.
Step 2 - Waiting List
A waiting list for completed applications is maintained by requested apartment size on a first-come-first-served basis. In turn, the manager will process the application; verify income; and check criminal records, credit, and landlord references. Upon satisfactory completion, you will be notified. Just prior to move-in, you will meet with the manager to discuss occupancy requirements, TTP, rental rate (30% gross-adjusted income), and complete additional forms.
Step 3 - Move-In
At move-in you will be required to executive a lease, usually a one year term, and pay your security deposit and pet deposit, if applicable. A unit inspection will be conducted, the work order process discussed, keys issued, and parking space assigned, if applicable.
Note: Pets are normally only allowed at elderly complexes. Students are not allowed to live in assisted housing unless they meet certain requirements.