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The Foundation:

  • Reviews all applications that meet the Foundation's requirements for housing. The maximum or minimum acceptable annual income level is not a fixed number but is determined on the basis of all information provided by the applicant.
  • Uses a standard residential lease, renewed annually and updated periodically. The lease contains rules the tenant must comply with.
  • Requires every adult who has income or wages to sign the lease and be responsible for payment of the rent.
  • Provides a stove; tenant is to provide refrigerator, washer and dryer.
  • Requires tenants to pay for their own utilities.
  • Does not require any tenant to vacate except for non-payment of rent, violation of conditions of the lease, or violation of City Statutes and Ordinances.
  • Does not permit pets.
  • Complies with City Statutes and Ordinances with respect to the number of people who may occupy a duplex unit.
  • Requires tenants to move from three bedroom to two bedroom duplex units if their needs for housing become less.
  • Provides help with payment of closing costs if family moves and purchases a home, thus making Foundation property available to other families.
  • No Snoking or Vaping in the Apartment.
  • Landlord can have access to the apartment on reasonable Notice to the tenant.
  • Tenant is required to have a policy of renter's insurance to insure the tenant's personal property.

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