Owner/Agent processes applications one-at-time on a first-received/paid basis unless otherwise stated in writing. Applications are evaluated using an Individual Assessment criteria as allowed by federal, state, and local laws.
Applicant may submit any of the following, or a combination thereof, to verify their name, date of birth, and photograph:
Owner/Agent will NOT deny application due to applicant's immigration status or lawful presence in the United States.
When the monthly stated rent amount is below the maximum monthly rent for a household earning no more than 80 percent of the median household income as published annually by the Portland Housing Bureau then the applicant must demonstrate monthly gross income that is at least 2.5 times the amount of rent1 for the Premises. -or- When the monthly stated rent amount is at or above the maximum monthly rent for a household earning no more than 80 percent of the median household income as published annually by the Portland Housing Bureau then the applicant must demonstrate a monthly gross income that is at least 2 times the amount of the rent1 for the Premises. Income includes, but is not limited to: wages, rent assistance (non-governmental only), monetary public benefits, and is based on the cumulative financial resources of all of the Financially Responsible applicants. Owner/Agent may, but is not obligated to, require Financially Responsible applicants to pay an additional security deposit up to half the monthly stated rent if applicant's gross monthly income is less than the required minimum.
1For this section, the Financially Responsible applicants' monthly gross income is compared to 2.5 or 2 times, whichever is applicable, of the stated monthly rent amount that will NOT be paid by the applicants' government rent voucher or housing subsidy
Twelve (12) months of verifiable employment will be required if used as source of income.
Self-employed applicants will be verified through the state corporation commission and are required to verify their income such as the previous year's tax returns.
Upon receipt of the rental applications and screening fee, Owner/Agent will conduct a search of public records to determine whether the applicant or any proposed occupant has a Conviction (including a guilty plea, non-contest plea, and charges pending) for any of the following crimes provided in ORS 90.303(3): drug-related crime; person crime; sex offense; crime involving financial fraud, including identity theft and forgery; or any other crime if the conduct for which the applicant was convicted or charged is of a nature that would adversely affect the property of the Owner/Agent or a tenant or the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises of residents, Owner/Agent. Owner/Agent will not consider a previous arrest that did not result in a conviction or expunged records.
If applicant has a Conviction and has satisfied all other criteria, applicant may submit Supplement Evidence to the Owner/Agent and request that the Owner/Agent complete a Criminal Conviction Review unless the Conviction is for any of the following:
Owner/Agent will engage in an individualized assessment of the applicant's Convictions if applicant has satisfied all other criteria (the denial was based solely on one or more Convictions) and:
Occupancy is based on the number of Bedrooms in the Premises. A Bedroom is defined as a space within the Premises that is used primarily for sleeping with at least one egress window.
Two persons are allowed per Bedroom. Owner/Agent may allow additional persons based on the size of the Premises' Bedrooms and the number of occupants that are infants.
Applicant is required to provide documentation of renter's liability insurance coverage of $100,000 per occurrence before the tenancy begins. Insurance is NOT required if (a) the household income of the tenant is equal to or less than 50 percent of the area median income, adjusted for family size as measured up to a five-person family or (b) the dwelling unit has been subsidized with public funds, not including the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
If applicant fails to meet any criteria related to income, credit, evictions and/or rental references, Owner/Agent may, but is not obligated to, require applicant to provide additional security deposit not to exceed half the stated rental rate.
Owner/Agent does NOT currently allow subletting, guarantors, co-signers, or vacation rentals. Interested persons that apply as Financially Responsible applicants will be jointly responsible for all terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement.
Applicant may submit Supplement Evidence with the application to explain, justify, or negate the relevance of potentially negative information that is revealed by screening. Owner/Agent will consider the nature and severity of the incidents that will lead to denial; the number and type of the incidents; the time that has elapsed since the date the incidents occurred; and the age of the Applicant at the time of the incidents occurred.
Owner/Agent will provide a written Notice of Denial to the applicant within 2 weeks of the denial that will include an explanation of the basis for denial, an explanation of the reasons that the Supplemental Evidence, if provided, did not adequately meet criteria. Owner/Agent will allow an approved Financially Responsible applicant to accept the Premises without the Not Financially Responsible applicant that was denied. Owner/Agent will process the next received application for the Premises after issuing the written Notice of Denial.
Applicant may appeal a denial within 30 days of the Notice of Denial. Applicant's appeal does NOT hold or reserve the Premises for the applicant. Applicant's appeal must correct, refute, or explain reason for denial to the Owner/Agent's satisfaction. If Owner/Agent approves the appealed application, applicant may accept the Premises, if available, or another comparable premises at the property within 3 months following appeal approval. Applicant must certify that no conditions have materially changed from those described in the appealed application or submit a new application and application fee, if applicable.
Owner/Agent does not currently maintain a waiting list. Any contact list of prospective residents the Owner/Agent may maintain is NOT in order of preference.
When, during the first 8 hours of the Open Application Period, Owner/Agent receives an application for an Accessible Dwelling Unit from an Applicant with a household member who is Mobility Disabled, the Owner/Agent will give priority to such application and accept, conditionally accept, or deny the Applicant prior to considering other Applicants. If there are multiple Applicants for an Accessible Dwelling Unit with a household member that is Mobility Disabled, Owner/Agent will accept, conditionally accept, or deny such applications in order of receipt, but prior to processing completed applications for Applicants without household members that are Mobility Disabled. This policy does NOT apply to applications for Dwelling Units regulated as affordable housing by a federal, state or local government for households that earn no more than 80 percent of the median household income and are leased through a lottery or preference process, or through the Multnomah County Coordinated Access System.
“Mobility Disability” or “Mobility Disabled,” with respect to a person, means a Disability that causes an ongoing limitation of independent, purposeful, physical movement of the body or one or more extremities and requires a modifiable living space because of, but not limited to, the need for an assistive mobility device as defined by the City of Portland ordinance.
Each Financially Responsible applicant is charged a $50.00 application processing fee. The application processing fee is not refundable unless the Premises becomes unavailable. Non-Financially Responsible applicants are NOT charged an application processing fee.
Applicant must either execute a Rental Agreement or, if allowed by Owner/Agent, pay an Execution Deposit within one business day of approval. The Execution Deposit reserves the Premises until the move-in date specified in the Agreement To Execute Rental Agreement. If the applicant does not respond to the Owner/Agent's approval within one business day, then the Owner/Agent will process the next application received for the Premises.
The Owner/Agent welcomes your comments, compliments, or complaints:
1419 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97205-1946