AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR MANAGEMENT PROCESS IS TO MAINTAIN A THOROUGH SCREENING PROCESS. WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS THAT MEET THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL BY ALL RESIDENTS 18YEARS OF AGE OR OVER.

Income

Verifiable gross monthly income shall be a minimum of Three (3) times the monthly rent. Verifiable income includes as confirmed by an employer, trust officer; through a minimum of two (2) years prior tax returns; or other satisfactory documentation for self employed persons. We do not accept unemployment benefits as income. Monthly obligations must not exceed 60% of such income. Each roommate must qualify for 70% of the rent in a 1-bedroom, 60% of the rent in a 2-bedroom and 50% of the rent in a 3-bedroom. In the event that one or more roommate(s) does not meet the income requirements, the remaining roommate(s) must qualify for the apartment.

 

Credit

The following check of credit history will be made on all applicants and co-signers: Credit will be reviewed on an individual basis

Credit Bureau – A credit report will be completed on all applicants and guarantors to verify creditworthiness. Satisfactory credit bureau rating of 520 and above.

Employment and Income Verification – applicant(s) must have verifiable income based on current and past employment for a minimum of six (6) months or other verifiable sources. To verify income for self-employed, retired or non-working applicant(s), copies of federal income tax returns for the immediate two (2) prior years or other documentation satisfactory to management will be required.

Prior Residence(s) – prompt payment record and/or satisfactory references for a minimum of one (1) year is required. No evictions or broken leases will be accepted with the exception that a broken lease is allowed if restitution has been made to the satisfaction of the management of such property.

 

Criminal Background

 

Sex Offenses

All Sex Offenses – Regardless of the amount of time since offense. Examples include: child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc.

Pending Cases

Individuals found to have pending court cases for any of the disqualifying offenses will be disqualified. If the disposition of the pending case does not meet the criteria for the disqualification as listed above, the individual would then be cleared and reinstated.

Misdemeanors

All misdemeanor violence offenses within the past 7 years Examples include: simple assault, battery, domestic violence, hit & run, etc.

Two or more misdemeanor drug & alcohol offenses within the past 7 years. Examples include: driving under the influence, simple drug possession, drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc.

Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years that would be considered a potential danger to children or is directly related to the functions of that applicant.

​Felonies

All Felony Violence – Regardless of the amount of time since offense. Examples include: murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated Burglary, etc.

All Felony offenses other than violence or sex within the past 20 years. Examples include: drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc.

 

Deposit

Minimum deposit is equal to one month’s rent. The holding deposit made to secure the property is non-refundable. The holding deposit will be transferred to security deposit account upon move in

Additional Deposits may be required if applicant(s) do not meet credit, rental or income requirements.

 

Application Processing Fee

A minimum of $50.00 non-refundable application processing fee will be required per Adult. Any prospective resident and any occupant over the age 18 are required to submit an application for a criminal history check. Management can deny applicant or occupant if they have been arrested for a felony offense involving actual or potential physical harm to a person(s), or involving possession, manufacture, or delivery of a controlled substance, marijuana, drug paraphernalia or weapons.

 


 

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Bridge Tower provides Equal Housing Opportunity for all qualified applicants and residents.

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