RENTAL APPLICANT SCREENING CRITERIA MI CASA PROGRAM
Kalles Properties does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, disability, or legal source of income. In addition, we comply with all federal, state and local laws concerning Fair Housing.
We are working with our owners to maintain the quality of the homes we manage. To this end, we have a very thorough screening process. We will accept an application that meets the requirements listed on the Property Information sheet and in which all the applicants meet the following qualifications. Applications must be completed in full by all residents 18 or over. Multiple applications for a specific property or unit will be processed on a date and time basis. The first complete application taken will be processed and if approved, the unprocessed screening fees will be refunded.
A complete and accurate application with phone numbers will be required. (Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant).
Each person 18 years of age or older must complete and sign an application, and only the applicants may reside in a property.
Applicant must be able to enter a legal and binding contract.
Incomplete, inaccurate or falsified information will be grounds for denial.
Any applicant currently using illegal drugs or reporting a conviction for the illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance will be denied.
Any individual who may constitute a direct threat to the health and safety of an individual, the complex, neighborhood or the property of others will be denied.
An application that is insufficient in both Credit and Rental Requirements shall require an additional security deposit over and above any other security deposit or additional security deposit required.
The total security deposit required will be that of the least qualified applicant.
The denial of one applicant will result in the denial of the entire application.
Minimum income is $800 for $350 apartment
A current paycheck stub from the employer will be required. Verifiable income or liquid assets will be required for unemployed applicants. (Verifiable income may mean, but is not limited to: bank accounts, spousal support/child support, trust accounts, social security, unemployment, welfare, grants/loans.) Self employed applicants will be required to show proof of income through copies of the previous year’s tax returns. Self employed applicants will be verified through the state. A recorded business name or corporate filing will be sufficient to meet verification of employment.
If applicant does not meet income standards, application will be denied.
Application will be denied if the legal source of income cannot be verified.
One year of verifiable rental or mortgage history from a current third party is required. (Rental references ending 12 months prior to the date of application will not be considered current.) Home ownership is verified through the county tax assessor. Mortgage payments must be current. Home ownership negotiated through a land sales contract is verified through the contract holder.
One eviction will be accepted if the eviction is over one year old and is due to causes outside the control of the applicant such as loss of job, illness, etc. This will require an additional security deposit equal to one months rent.
Rental history demonstrating residency, but not third party rental history, will require a total security deposit increase of an amount equal to one month’s rent or co-signor. Such co-signor must meet all requirements and have a minimum total income of five times the stated rent.
If a landlord gives a negative reference or refuses to give a reference, the application will be denied.
Reports supplied by applicants will not be accepted.
Discharged bankruptcies are acceptable.
We will not accept anyone owing money to more than one landlord. If money is owed to one landlord, an additional security deposit equal to one months rent will be required.
Each application will be screened with a search of public records to determine whether the applicant has been convicted of, or pled guilty or no-contest to, any crime. A conviction, guilty plea or no contest plea for:
Any felony, or any misdemeanor involving serious injury, death, rape, sex crimes and/or child sex crimes, extensive property damage or drug related offenses involving the sale, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to sell.
Any misdemeanor involving arson, assault, intimidation, sex crimes, weapons charges or drug related offenses not including sale or manufacture of drugs, where the date or disposition, release or parole has occurred within the last seven years.
Any misdemeanor involving theft, dishonesty, prostitution, and related violations where the date of disposition, release or parole have occurred within the last three years.
shall be grounds for denial of the application. Pending charges for any of the above will result in a suspension of the application process until the charges are resolved. Upon resolution, if an appropriate property is still available, the processing of the application will be completed. No property will be held awaiting resolution of pending charges.
We will accept:
Domestic violence convictions if 24 months has passed with counseling and with recommendation of caseworker.
Drug use where the date of disposition, release or parole has occurred more than three years ago and the applicant has completed counseling or rehab. Also needs the recommendation of a caseworker (no manufacturing or possession of drugs with intent to sell).
Mi Casa will offer a month to month or one-year lease option to all tenants at the time of application.
DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Kalles Properties allows existing premises to be modified at the full and complete expense of the disabled person if the disabled person agrees to restore the premises (per fair housing guidelines) at their own expense to the pre-modified condition. We require:
The applicant to seek the landlord’s written approval before making the modifications.
Reasonable assurances (in writing) that the work will be performed in a workmanlike manner.
Reasonable details regarding the extent of the work to be done.
Names of the qualified contractors that will be used.
Appropriate building permits and the required licenses must be made available for inspection by the landlord.