Form updated March 9, 2011
1. A complete application : One for each adult (18 years of age or older). If a line isn’t filled in, or the omission not
explained satisfactorily, landlord will return it to applicant.
2. Two pieces of ID may be required: Landlord will require a photo ID (a driver’s license or other government issued
photo identification card) and a second piece of ID as well. Present with completed application.
3. Rental history verifiable from unbiased sources: If tenant is related by blood or marriage to one of the
previous landlords listed, or tenant's rental history does not include at least two previous landlords, landlord will
require: a qualified cosigner on your rental agreement (qualified co-signers must meet all applicant’s screening
criteria) or an additional security deposit of $500. It is tenant's responsibility to provide landlord with the information
necessary to contact your past landlords. Landlords reserve the right to deny tenant's application if, after making a
good faith effort, the landlord is unable to verify tenant's rental history. If tenant owned – rather than rented – tenant's
previous home, tenant will need to furnish mortgage company references and proof of title ownership or transfer.
4. Sufficient income/resources : If the monthly rental amount will exceed 35% of tenant's monthly income, before
taxes, landlord will require a qualified co-signer on tenant's rental agreement (or an additional deposit of $500). If the
combination exceeds 40% of tenant's monthly income, tenant's application will be denied. Landlord must be able to
verify independently the amount and stability of tenant's income. (For example: through pay stubs, employer/source
contact, or tax records. If self-employed: business license, tax records, bank records, or a list of client references.) For
Section 8 applicants, the amount of assistance will be considered part of tenant's monthly income for purposes of
figuring the proportion.
5. Section 8 information access: Section 8 applicants must sign a consent form allowing the local Public Housing
Agency to verify information from tenant's file regarding tenant's rental history.
6. False information is grounds for denial: Tenant will be denied rental if tenant misrepresents any information on
the application. If misrepresentations are found after a rental agreement is signed, tenant rental agreement will be
7. Criminal convictions for certain types of crimes will result in denial of tenant's application : Tenant will be
denied rental if tenant has had a conviction for any type of crime that would be considered a serious threat to real
property or to other residents’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises, including the manufacture or distribution of
8. Certain court judgments against tenant may result in denial of tenant's application: If tenant has been
through a court ordered eviction, or had any judgment against tenant for financial delinquency, tenant's application will
be denied. This restriction may be waived if there is no more than one offense, the circumstances can be justified, and
tenant provides a qualified co-signer on tenant's rental agreement.
9. Poor credit record (overdue accounts) may result in denial of tenant's application: Occasional credit
records showing payments within 1 to 30 days past due will be acceptable, provided tenant can justify the
circumstances. Records showing payments past 60 days are not acceptable.
10. Poor references from previous landlords may result in denial of tenant's application: Tenant may be
turned down if previous landlords report significant complaint levels of noncompliance activity such as: repeated
disturbance of the neighbors’ peace; reports of prostitution, drug dealing, or drug manufacturing; damage to the
property beyond normal wear; reports of violence or threats to landlords or neighbors; allowing persons not on the
lease to reside on the premises; failure to give proper notice when vacating the property. If tenant feels that the
reference was unfair, tenant should request an opportunity to explain the situation and give alternate references. Also,
tenant may be turned down if a previous landlord would be disinclined to rent to tenant again for any reason pertaining
to lease violating behavior by tenant, tenant's pets, or others allowed on the property during tenant's tenancy.
11.There is a deposit equal to one month's rent which is due with the application: If tenant withdraws the
application, the deposit will NOT be refunded. If the application is denied, the deposit WILL be returned to the
applicant. If the application is approved, the deposit will be returned to tenant based on the terms of the lease.
12. If tenant is listed on the sex offender registry, the application will be denied.
13. Landlord will accept the first qualified applicant .