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Tenants

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of housing does LaBrecque Property Management offer?

Senior and/or Disabled Subsidized Housing

  • Head or Co/Head of household must be at least 62 years of age and/or disabled.
  • Rent Rates are approximately 30% of the household’s gross monthly income.
  • Total household income must not exceed annual income eligibility guidelines.
  • Disabled Applicants will be asked to have their health care provider fill out a Verification of Disability.

18 or older Subsidized Housing

  • Head of Household must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Rent Rates are approximately 30% of the household’s gross monthly income.
  • Total household income must not exceed annual income eligibility guidelines.
  • Government regulations prohibit renting to a household made up of Full Time Students. Some exceptions do apply – (i.e. single parents, households with a Head or Co-Head not attending full time).

Low Income/Tax Credit Housing

  • Head of household must be least 18 years of age.
  • Rent rates are lower than market rate.
  • Applicants must meet monthly minimum income guidelines in addition to annual maximum guidelines.
  • Government regulations prohibit renting to a household made up of Full Time Students. Some exceptions do apply – (i.e. single parents, households with a Head or Co-Head not attending full time).

Market Rents

  • Must meet minimum income requirements

Can anyone apply? Do you charge an application fee?

Yes, anyone is welcome to submit an application.  LaBrecque does not charge a rental application fee.

Can I be on more than one waitlist?

Yes, based on preliminary information provided during the screening process, prospective tenants will know which properties they are eligible for and may choose what waitlist(s) they are placed on.

What types of income are considered when determining eligibility for your programs?

The income sources include income from employment, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), child support, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), alimony, and recurring income from assets. Food stamps are not considered income.

How do I put my name on a waitlist?

In order to be approved for the waitlist, applicants will need to supply the property manager with at least the following:

  • A completed full application.
  • Copies of Social Security cards for all household members. If you have lost your Social Security card, you will need to contact your local Social Security office or visit the Social Security website. Click here for instructions on how to obtain a replacement card.
  • For subsidized properties, copies of birth certificates for all household members. A copy of your birth certificate can be obtained by contacting the town or city of your birth.
What happens once I am on a waitlist?

Once your name nears the top of the waitlist, you will receive a notice in the mail or a phone call from the property manager when there is an available apartment. This does not mean that you are being offered an apartment. If you do not respond to the property manager in the time specified, or if your mail is returned undeliverable, your name will be removed from ALL waitlists.

In order to be approved for the available apartment, applicants will need to supply the property manager with at least the following:

  • If you receive SSI or SSDI, a recent copy of your Social Security award letter. If you need a new one of these, you can request a copy be mailed to you on the Social Security website, by clicking here.
  • If you are employed, copies of the most recent eight weeks’ of paystubs. Please check with your human resource department for copies of your paystubs.
How long are the waitlists?

Each property maintains its own waitlist and the length varies from property to property.  Some of our waitlists are long, some are only a few months and some currently have no waitlist.  Unfortunately we are unable to predict how long an applicant will be on a waitlist, but we are able to provide applicants with the number they are on the waitlist.

What is the Pet Policy?

Common household pets are not allowed at LaBrecque Properties.  This includes visiting pets.  For individuals with a disability seeking assistance animal in conjunction with the disability, please refer to the section titled “Reasonable Accommodations”.  Senior and/or Disabled properties allow either one (1) cat or one (1) dog, with a pet deposit.

How will LaBrecque Property contact me about an apartment?

Communication between LaBrecque Property Management and applicants is typically through the mail. Applicants need to keep LaBrecque updated with current mailing address and phone number(s).  Applicants must respond to all LaBrecque correspondence within the time frames specified in the correspondence. Those who do not respond to any notice will be removed from all waitlists.

Does LaBrecque Property run background checks?

Government regulations require us to conduct a background check on all adult household members.

What if I am not approved for an apartment?

Applications that are not approved for housing will receive a letter stating the reason for denial and a time frame during which a request may be made for an appeal.

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