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Qualification Guidelines

Information for applying to rent


Please read this page carefully before completing the application. Applications must be complete and all fees paid prior to submission for consideration. All completed applications are processed on a daily basis (Mon-Fri). Please allow up to 72 hours for decision.

A completed application contains:

  • A completed application (One for each individual 18 years and older)
  • Copy of a Valid Government issued ID for all adults over 18
  • 1 Month Verifiable Income
  • 2 Months Bank Statements
  • Required Application fee ($50 per adult 18yrs or older)

General Rental Criteria

Rental Application: Applicants must be of legal age, eighteen (18) years and over. Everyone residing in the home over the legal age of eighteen (18) years must submit an application and pay the application fee. All applicants must provide a valid Driver’s License, State Identification card, Military ID or US Government issued picture ID upon submission of application. In order to help us complete your application in a timely manner, we ask that you complete every section of the application. There should be no lines left blank. If a line does not apply, please fill in with N/A. Be sure to include all necessary documents at time of application and be sure to sign and date the application where indicated.

Occupancy Standards: Two persons maximum per bedroom permitted.

Income Guidelines: The gross monthly income of all lease holder(s) will be considered jointly, and should equal 3 times the rental rate of the home, plus any monthly reoccurring debt. All income must be verifiable. Verifiable income includes 1 month most recent pay stubs, a recent offer letter from your current employer, or the previous year’s tax returns.

Self-Employment: Must provide the previous year’s personal income tax return and the previous six months personal bank statements as evidence of sufficient income. Persons who hold jobs that are commission only, base salary plus commission, tips, or bonus will be considered self-employment.

Employment Verification: Lease Holder(s) must have stable and verifiable employment or, if unemployed or retired, will be considered self-employed and must meet the guidelines for self-employment.

Bank Statements: Applicants must provide previous 2 months personal bank statements from the bank account receiving employment direct deposits.

Rental History: Up to 3 years of residency history will be reviewed and must exhibit no derogatory references or landlord debts such as evictions, filings of initial evictions, or residential collections and must have given 30 day notice to vacate to previous landlord.  Forcible Entry and Detainers (Evictions) due to property damage, unpaid rent, drug use or any criminal activity will not be accepted under any circumstance. If you have no prior verifiable rental history, you may be assessed an additional  deposit or asked to provide a qualified Co-signer.

Credit History: Household credit scores under 540 and/ or a high level of debt write-offs or collections are subject to denial.

Co-Signer/Guarantor: A Co-Signer/Guarantor and/or additional security deposit may be required in the case of one of the following: 1) No verifiable income for full-time students; 2) Unsatisfactory credit rating; 3) Unverifiable rental history; 4) Unsatisfactory Income requirements. The
Co-Signer/Guarantor must pass the same application and screening process, pay appropriate application fee, meet all the same requirements as the applicant. The co-signer/guarantor must have a strong credit rating and verifiable income of at least 3 times the rent in addition to their own financial obligations.

Criminal History: A criminal background will be conducted on each applicant.

Renters/Tenant insurance: All renters must maintain renters/tenant insurance meeting The Housing Group's requirements.

Pets/Animals: All Pets/Animals are subject to Property Management Approval. Pet restrictions apply to breed type and size as well as a non-refundable pet fee (dogs/cats) of $250 for 1 pet, $500 for 2 pets. There will be a $25 monthly fee for one pet and a $50 monthly fee for 2 pets. Please consider the following breeds “Unacceptable”:

  • Akita
  • Bullmastiff or Mastiff
  • Chow
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Doberman
  • German Shepard
  • Husky
  • Presa Canario
  • Siberian Husky
  • Staffordshire Terrier
  • Wolf Dog/Wolf Hybrid
  • Bull Terrier
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Rottweiler
  • Any combination of these or any dog that has any of the above breeds linage

Service or companion animals that assist residents with special needs will always be accepted, provided documentation is submitted. A pet deposit will not be charged for service or companion animal.

Fish tanks are limited to 20 gallons, and predator fish, such as piranhas, are restricted. Birds must be caged at all times. No other animals, reptiles, or insects are permitted, including but not limited to, livestock or farm animals, exotic or jungle animals, pigs, skunks, ferrets, monkeys and/or snakes.

Application Fees: In order to screen your application for approval you must submit the following fees:

  • $50 Non Refundable application fee for each application submitted


The Housing Group does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law. (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988). Agents understand that it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or National Origin. This applies in the sale or rental of housing or residential lots. It also applies to advertising, the sale or rental of housing and the financing or appraisal process. In addition, blockbusting is illegal. To assure residents or buyers that we don’t discriminate, we display Equal Housing Opportunity posters in our office and have its logo printed on our application forms.

*By submitting this application, applicant(s) acknowledge(s) and accepts the lease application will be approved or rejected on the basis of the information above. Falsification of any information on the lease application, provided documentation, or incomplete documentation will result in a decline of the application. Applicant(s) also agree(s) to submit all documents necessary at time of application.

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