FAQs for Apartments

What is the concept of subsidy housing?

The programs under which our apartments operate seek to provide basic apartment rental opportunities for income qualified households. The concept is that low to moderate income households should pay 30% of their income for housing, including utilities. Since our tenants pay their own light bill, your rent is calculated assuming you are paying an average light bill.

Household income is generally all the income the entire household generates, but there are some exceptions for students/young people, and certain deductions are allowed for child care. Households with at least one person over 62, or a disabled or handicapped adult of any age, may also deduct medical expenses. Your exact rent can only be determined after the Manager verifies your income and applies the applicable regulations to establish what deductions your household may be entitled to.

How much rent will I pay?

If full subsidy is available, either from site based assistance or a housing authority voucher, your monthly rent could be almost zero if necessary to equal 30% of your adjusted income. If full subsidy is not available, your rent will be the minimum (called basic) that is established at each property. If your household income is higher, your rent could exceed the minimum, but will still be no more than 30% of the total monthly income.

Not all properties have full subsidy available, or have a limited number of slots that are re-assigned as tenants come and go. You can move into a unit and pay the basic rent and, if your household income qualifies, you might eventually receive a full subsidy slot that will reduce your rent to 30% of your income, but there is no way of knowing how long it might take to receive a subsidy slot.

How much is the security deposit?

The deposit at HUD subsidy properties varies according to your rent, typically from $25-$400. Our non-HUD subsidy properties have a deposit of $150. There is a separate deposit for a pet at all properties.

How long is the waiting list?

We assign units by lowest income classification first, as well as chronological order. This means that a lower income classification applicant will receive a unit before a higher income classification applicant regardless of who applied first. 

How many people can occupy a unit?

The occupancy standard for units is as follows:

  • 1 Bedroom unit: 1-2 people
  • 2 Bedroom unit: 2-4 people
  • 3 bedroom unit: 4-6 people

I can only rent if subsidy is available

When you are offered a unit, you may reject it if rental assistance (subsidy) is not available, without losing your place on the waiting list, subject to the income classification system described above. If you reject the unit without the need for subsidy, your new date for waiting list purposes will be the date of your unit rejection.

Can I have a pet?

A small dog or cat, or typical caged pets, are allowed with the execution of a pet agreement and payment of a pet deposit.

What about credit problems?

Credit problems can be grounds for denial of your application. The timing and circumstances surrounding credit problems can be considered in evaluating your credit situation.

What about a criminal record?

Like credit problems, the timing and circumstances surrounding a criminal history will be considered in evaluating the situation. One thing is certain—failing to disclose or falsifying information about a criminal history or any aspect of the application can result in disqualification from consideration or eviction.

I have physical or medical limitations

A limited number of units at each property have been constructed or modified to assist those with physical limitations and/or to make wheelchair usage easier. Additionally, we will attempt to make modifications to standard units to assist those with disabilities.

How do I get electrical service?

Before moving in, and for as long as you are a tenant, you must have an account for electrical service for your unit in your name. You are free to choose the electricity provider.

What if my guests or children violate the rules?

You are responsible for the acts or activities, including damage to property, of any member of your household and any guests of any household member.

How do I apply for housing?

You may download an application from this Website, or obtain an application at any of the properties listed on this website. Applications are available free of charge—there is a $15 application fee due on submitting an application to properties without site-based HUD subsidy.