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RANCHO DEL MAR APARTMENTS

Anyone who wishes to rent an apartment must complete an application, and authorize Scotia Group Management, LLC to verify all information pertinent to eligibility.  This property is subject to LIHTC provisions, as administered by the Arizona Department of Housing.  A $35 application fee is required for each adult applicant before the application(s) can be processed.  This fee is non-refundable.

RESTRICTIONS:  INCOME LIMITATIONS

                              PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

                       RENT RESTRICTION

 

Screening: Each applicant will be screened as follows:
 

  1. Program eligibility pertaining to household size, student status and gross annual income.
  2. History as a good tenant.
  3. Credit history to determine ability to meet obligations in a timely manner.
  4. Compliance with local, state and federal law.
  5. Sufficient Income available to pay rent, utilities and other living expenses.
 

Fair Housing and Equal Housing Opportunity:

“The Fair Housing Act Prohibits discrimination in real estate related transactions, or in the terms or conditions of such a transaction, because of rare, color, religion, sec, national origin, familial status, or disability.  The Federal agency that is responsible for enforcing this law is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  If a person believes that they have been discriminated against in violation of this law, they should contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In addition to the Fair Housing Act, this property complies with all applicable fair housing federal regulations including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Violence against Women Act (VAWA).

All advertising will be completed as outlined in the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan.
 

Processing Applications:

All applicants will be notified in writing of the eligibility determination and given the reason for any adverse action.  Applications may be rejected if:

  1. They are ineligible under LIHTC program criteria.
  2. They are unable to meet occupancy guidelines for the size of the unit.
  3. They are unable to meet the owner’s screening criteria.  The use of credit reports, police reports and/or previous landlord references may be used in making this decision.
  4. The do not provide sufficient information needed to determine eligibility.
  5. They provide false information on the application.
 

Screening:

Credit History: Credit reports will be obtained for all applicant household members who are 18 years of age or older.  The credit report must demonstrate that the applicant has paid financial obligations as agreed.  Monies owed for medical related expenses will be disregarded.

A third-party screening company retrieves credit records and independently assesses an applicant’s credit performance, assigning greater weight to activity reported over the most recent 24-month period.  An applicant may be rejected if the report demonstrates a history of poor credit with little or no effort made to address the outstanding debts.

An applicant will be denied if the credit report shows:

  • Unpaid balance(s) owed to current or previous landlord(s).
  • Outstanding debt to a utility company that would prohibit the applicant from establishing utility service in his/her name prior to move-in.  Applicants may be re-considered if they provide evidence the debt has been paid and the utility company will provide service.
  • A bankruptcy that has not been discharged.

Should the applicant be rejected based on credit, the Landlord will provide the applicant with the name and contact information of the credit reporting agency. 
 

Landlord Reference: Applicants may not be rejected for lack of rental history, but may be rejected for unsatisfactory rental history.  Any applicant who has been evicted for nonpayment of rent, damages, or material noncompliance will not be accepted.  Any applicant who owes past due funds to a previous landlord will be rejected until all funds that are past due have been paid in full.
 

Criminal History: All applicants and adult household members will be screened for criminal history prior to move-in. Criminal Convictions will not have blanket bans imposed due to criminal history and each Applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis.
 

Security Deposit:

A $300 security deposit will be due when a unit becomes available and is accepted by the applicant.
 

Occupancy Limits:

1 bedroom – maximum number of occupants 3

2 bedrooms – maximum number of occupants 5

 

Miscellaneous Information:

The rental unit leased by the Household must be their only residence.  A live-in aide (caregiver) may reside with a disabled resident when it is determined essential to the care and well-being of the resident.  This aide is not obligated for the support of the resident and would not be living in the apartment except to provide the necessary supportive services. A spouse of the tenant cannot be a live-in aide.  A live-in aide cannot bring his or her family members or pets into the household.

Scotia Group Management, LLC must approve all live-in aides, transfer and the addition of occupants to the Household other than by birth or adoption of a child.  Internal transfers have priority over the waiting list selection.  In order to transfer, residents must meet income and student eligibility requirements.

 

Lease Terms:

Leases are executed for a term of twelve (12) months at initial move-in.  Transient units are not available.

 

Income Limits and Restricted Rents

           

1 Bdrm

2 Bdrm

AMI %

(1 person)

(2 persons)

(3 persons)

(4 persons)

(5 persons)

Rent

Rent

60

$
28,860.00

$
32,940.00

$
37,080.00

$
41,160.00

$
44,460.00

$
721.00

$
927.00

 

Initial certification is required for all households prior to move-in and annual recertification is required on all units. 

 

Student Status:

  • Households where all members are full-time students must meet certain conditions for eligibility in accordance with the Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

Additional details regarding student status eligibility are available from the on-site manager.

 

*Student eligibility requirements must be met not only at initial move-in, but throughout the entire tenancy.

 

Pet Policy:

A maximum of two (2) pets are permitted per apartment, 40 lbs. or less, adult weight, with deposits and pet agreement. Breed restrictions as follows: Doberman Pinchers, Chows, Rottweilers, all Wolf Breeds, Pit Bulls, and any hybrid or mixed breed of one of the aforementioned breeds.

  • Pet deposit $150
  • Non-refundable fee $150
  • Pet rent per month $30 per pet
 

If the applicant cancels this application within seventy-two (72) hours of its submission, the deposit paid less the application fee is refundable.  If the applicant cancels this application after seventy-two (72) hours, the full deposit is non-refundable.  If the applicant is denied, the deposit less the application fee will be returned to the applicant.