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United Apartment Group
Applicant Criteria


Lafayette Garden supports the Fair Housing Act as amended, and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status. Section 8 applicants are welcome. All applicants and co-applicants must be 18 and over unless protected by the familial status per the Fair Housing amendment. Lafayette Garden will accept and process applications in accordance with HUD and the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) Regulations. All adult members of the household must complete a LHC Application and sign a Tenant Release and Consent. Third party written verification will be obtained to certify household claim.

Lafayette Garden requires all applicants to meet the following criteria in order to qualify for housing at our community.

Income:
Maximum rent and maximum income guidelines are required by the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC). The household income must be within the maximum allowed income and must not exceed the range as specified by LHC in order to qualify. Each household must show income that is at least two (2) times the resident paid portion of the rent.


Household Size - 40% Income Limits

    1 Person - $22,500
    2 Person - $25,700
    3 Person - $28,900
    4 Person - $32,900
    5 Person - $34,700
    6 Person - $37,250
    7 Person - $39,850
    8 Person - $42,400


Household Size - 60% Income Limits

    1 Person - $27,000
    2 Person - $30,840
    3 Person - $34,680
    4 Person - $38,520
    5 Person - $41,640
    6 Person - $44,700
    7 Person - $47,820
    8 Person - $50,880


Income Verifications:
Lafayette Garden requires each applicant to provide us with at least four consecutive pay stubs for each occupant 18 and older prior to having their application approved. In addition, each applicant must provide authorized written verification of any additional sources of household income, including child support payments, social security payments, student income and interest from all bank accounts. Acceptable verification includes court records, check stubs and 6 months consecutive bank statements or other financial documentation. If self-employed, a copy of your last Income Tax return is needed.

Student Status: Full-time student households that are income eligible must satisfy and provide documentation for one or more of the following conditions to be considered an eligible resident: 1) the adult members of the household are married or is entitled to file a joint tax return; 2) the household consists of a single parent(s) and their child(ren), and both the parents and the children are not dependent of another individual; 3) at least one member of the household received assistance until Title IV of the Social Security Act (i.e., AFDC/TANF assistance); 4) at least one member of the household is enrolled in a job training program and receiving assistance under the Workforce Investment Act, or similar federal, state, or local programs and/or 5) previous foster care.

Occupancy:
Apartment Size - Maximum # of Occupants

    Two Bedroom - 4 Occupants
    Three Bedroom - 6 Occupants


Credit/Criminal History:
We perform credit and criminal background checks in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. An unsatisfactory criminal background check revealing a serious charge including, but not limited to, conviction of a felony or misdemeanor for crimes against persons or property, drugs, assaults, weapons or sex crimes or deferred adjudication/status of a felony or misdemeanor for crimes against persons or property, drugs assaults, weapons or sex crimes may result in denial of your application.

Rental History:
All occupants 18 and over are required to sign the Lease Agreement. Applicants may be denied occupancy for non-payment or frequent late payment of rent, evictions, drug use, poor housekeeping, poor supervision of applicant's children, and unruly or destructive behavior by applicants and/or their guests.

Waiting List:
Leasing is based on a first come, first serve basis in accordance with the qualifying criteria of Lafayette Garden. When there are no vacant or available rental units, eligible applications will be placed on a waiting list. Lafayette Garden waiting list is close/open considering the number of applications for each size or type of unit to fill anticipated vacancies for the coming 12 months. Lafayette Garden will publicly announce the close or open of the waiting list.

Utilities: All residents will be responsible for their electricity, water/sewer. Trash and pest control will be paid for by Lafayette Garden.


Fees:
Application fee: $15.00
Deposit: $200.00 - $400.00
Pet Deposit: $300.00 (Non-Refundable)


NO CASH ACCEPTED FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS.


NOTICE: By choosing "I Agree" you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review the Applicant Criteria. If you do not meet the Applicant Criteria the application fee will not be refunded, however the application deposit will be refunded within three business days of notification. Any inaccurate information or false statements may lead to rejection of your application or immediate termination of your lease. This community will operate under an affirmative marketing plan. Additional marketing efforts will be made to attract and retain residents that are currently participating in a local voucher program. All Fair Housing Laws will be followed.


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