We are an equal housing opportunity landlord. We do not discriminate in violation of the law or on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital or familial status, disability, military/veterans, or sexual orientation.
A tenant screening service is used to conduct background research and issue reports based on an application to rent. Acceptance is based on verification of information provided by the prospective resident on the application. All applications will be submitted to and screened by an unrelated, third party tenant background screening service. All applicants, including married co-applicants, must complete and sign a rental application. Unmarried co-applicants must each complete a separate application. A non-refundable application fee is required for each separate application and must be received prior to processing of the application(s). Household members aged 16 & 17 will also be screened.
We understand that poor credit may be a part of your public record. Exceptions may be made in the case of medical related collections. However, housing or housing related (such as utilities) collections or recent bad credit (in the last 12 months) does concern us. We are willing to accept protective payees, income, and credit worthy cosigners or absolute guarantors. Reasonable payment plans established to rectify your debts may be accepted as a remedy.
Our mission is to serve households with limited incomes and maximum income limits apply to our rental units. Maximum income limits vary for different apartments. Many of our units have set rents, meaning that they are not based on a percentage of your income or on a sliding scale, but rather on a set or fixed price per month, and because of this we also have minimum income requirements. Please provide sufficient evidence of your income including most recent year tax return before you pay your application fee. If applicant receives income from sources other than employment, such as State or Federal funds or a retirement fund, this income must be verified. Where the applicant’s income source is wages, the applicant must have verifiable employment of at least six (6) months. Total income of all applicants must be at least 2.5 times the total of the rental amount and utility allowance for the unit. The source, regularity and dependability of stated income sources shall be acceptable to landlord at landlord’s sole discretion.
Applicant(s) must provide housing history for the past three (3) years. Non-traditional housing such as hospitals, treatment centers, shelters or transitional housing is acceptable. Satisfactory mortgage credit history may substitute. Poor references for non-payment, rule violations or the destruction of property may be a cause for denial. Proper notice to vacate must be given and payments received as agreed. A bonafide co-signer or absolute guarantor may be required if any of the above qualifications are not met. Co-signer or absolute guarantor must complete a credit application and sign an Absolute Guarantor Agreement.
We have a No Pet Policy on all our properties. However, service animals, medically assigned animals and companion animals will be accepted in accordance with Fair Housing laws with proper documentation.
Waterbeds are allowed in ground floor units only and with full insurance coverage, listing Spokane Housing Ventures as additional insured and with 30 days written notice of cancelation.
Any of the following may result in denial of the application:
All applicants who do not meet these screening criteria will receive an adverse action notice stating why their application is being denied. A formal hearing to appeal the denial decision may be requested. The request must be in writing stating reasons why the denial should be reversed and accompanied by current letters of support and any other documentation that applicant deems pertinent. Once this information is received a hearing date will be set. The determination at the hearing will be final.
Crimes exempt from the appeal process
The following list is not all-inclusive. Comparable crimes may be a consideration for the termination or denial of assistance. The following felonies, as defined in RCW 9:94A.030, are “most serious and count as “strikes.”
In compliance with state and federal consumer reporting law, you are hereby advised that a screening will be conducted regarding the information contained in this application. The report may contain information regarding your credit-worthiness, character, general reputation, personal characteristics and mode of living. By signing this application, you authorize ACRAnet; whose address is 521 W. Maxwell Spokane, WA. 99201 and whose telephone number is (509) 324-1249 or 1-800-324-1249, to conduct the screening and to release information obtained to Spokane Housing Ventures. If the application is denied or approved conditionally based on information contained i n the report, you may request and obtain a copy of the report. You have the right to dispute the accuracy of information contained in the report. You may have additional rights under both state and federal law.
I (we) hereby authorize Spokane Housing Ventures to verify the information herein in order to evaluate my (our) eligibility for tenancy. I (we) understand that verification will require inquiries to past and present employers and other income sources, past and present landlords, and social service agencies. It may also require obtaining credit reports and examination of public records and databases. Credit reports and public records will be obtained from third party sources. I (we) understand that all information submitted here in and which Spokane Housing Ventures and/or ACRAnet may obtain for other sources for verification purposes will be held in strict confidence by Spokane Housing Ventures and/or ACRAnet, and not used for any purpose, or disclosed to any parties, not related to evaluating my (our) eligibility for tenancy.
I (we), hereby authorize Spokane Housing Ventures to verify the information herein in order understand that all information provided herein to Spokane Housing Ventures as part of my (our) application for tenancy will be thoroughly reviewed by staff and or their agents. I (we) hereby certify that this application has been made freely and voluntarily, and that the information entered above is accurate to the best of my (our) knowledge.
2001 North Division Street Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99207