WB Blue Goose LP Selection Criteria

Mutual Management Company is a fair housing provider. We do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, creed, marital status, public assistance, ancestry, or sexual orientation. Mutual Management Company provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to complete or assist with the application process, please contact management.

BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

The relationship between a management company and a tenant is a business relationship. A courteous and businesslike attitude is required from both parties. We reserve the right to refuse application and rental to anyone who is verbally, abusive, swears, is disrespectful, make threats, offers bribes, has been drinking, is argumentative, or in general displays an attitude at the time of the showing or application or during the process that causes management to believe that we would not have a positive business relationship.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only one application is accepted at a time for a given unit. All applications must be accompanied with appropriate application fee(s) and pre-lease deposit in order to be processed and for the unit to be reserved.

Each adult must complete an application and be screened. Applications must be filled out completely and accurately. Information must be complete, legible and verifiable. An incomplete application may be rejected or not processed. Any misstatements or omissions on your application, intentional or unintentional, whether or not it is discovered before you move into a building, is grounds for denial of an application or termination of an existing lease. If information given on the application cannot be checked and verified, this is a reason for rejection. If it is subsequently discovered that an application was approved based on incorrect or incomplete information, whether or not the error was the fault of the applicant so that the applicant would not meet the requirements of our tenant screening or otherwise be eligible for the housing program, management will have the right to terminate a lease before the move-in date. If the incorrect or incomplete information is discovered after the tenancy begins, or it is discovered that the resident would not qualify for the housing program, it will be a basis for termination of lease on one calendar month’s notice during a lease term.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (Photocopies and faxes will not be accepted).

Each adult must provide the following: State issued ID AND original Social Security card.

HOUSING HISTORY

All applicants must have a positive housing history which MUST include one year of verifiable rental history. We require the name and last known telephone number of each landlord/property manager/mortgage company for EACH address that you have had for the past three years (whether or not you were on the lease). Roommate referrals are not acceptable. If the applicant or any member of the applicant household fails to fully and accurately disclose rental history, the application may be denied based on the applicant’s “misrepresentation” of information. The refusal of a landlord to give a reference, the non-response of a landlord, or a negative reference may be grounds for rejection. Unlawful detainers, evictions, and/or lease termination may be grounds for rejection.

CREDIT

Credit references will be checked.  An adverse credit reference, a high amount of household debt, or the absence of a credit history may be grounds for rejection of an application.  Any unpaid account relating to housing or utilities may be a basis for rejection.

OCCUPANCY

Number of Bedrooms Max # of people in household
0 1
1 2
2 4
3 6
4 8
5 10

INCOME and ASSETS

All forms of income and assets will be third party verified. If we are unable to obtain third party verifications, applicant may be required to provide proof. Income from all sources must be sufficient to pay the rent and other predictable living expenses. To be counted as income, amounts must be verifiable, reliable, and predictable. Maximum income guidelines apply to all applicants of WB Blue Goose. Households over the income limits will be rejected.    

# of people in household Section 42 Income Limit
1 $39,660
2 $45,300
3 $50,940
4 $56,580
5 $61,140
6 $65,640

CRIMINAL/PUBLIC RECORD HISTORY

We will conduct a criminal/public record background search. A criminal/public record history of convictions, or open and pending charges, may be a basis for denial. In considering criminal/public record history, we do consider the age and severity of the offense and the impact that the offense record could have upon the potential safety and welfare of residents, Management staff, the well-being of the property, the reputation of the property, the conformance of the property to rental licensing, local ordinance requirements, and participation in any Crime Free/Drug Free housing program.

STUDENTS

Households which consist entirely of full time students are NOT eligible for housing unless one of the following exemptions is met:

  • All members of the household are married and are qualified to file a joint tax return (proof required).
  • Household consists of single parents and their children and neither parent or children are dependent of another individual.
  • At least one member of the household receives public assistance (AFDC, TANF, or MFIP),
  • At least one member of the household participates in the Job Training Partnership Act or other similar federal, state, or local program, including programs operating under the Workforce Investment Act and Dislocated Worker Program.
  • Household consists of at least one student who was previously under foster care within 5 years of move-in.A co-op is made up of the members (tenants) of the building, who help run the building. As a member, you are required to participate with the other members to carry out a number of tasks including the selection of your neighbors, deciding on the budget for the coop, working out problems between neighbors, mowing the lawn, and cleaning. Through your participation, you gain a sense of Community and a relationship with your neighbors. Your voice is heard and you can make a difference. Failure to perform your four hours of participation each month will result in a non-participation fee being assessed. The four (4) hours of participation that are required each month include:

COOP REQUIRED PARTICIPATION and MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL FOR BLUE GOOSE COOPERATIVE ONLY

  • 2 committee hours. Committees meet once each month for two hours. There are four committee meetings to choose from.
  • 2 service hours. Cleaning common and public areas, mowing lawn, shoveling, etc.
Participation Fee
4 or more hours $0
3-4 hours $18
2-3 hours $35
1-2 hours $53
0-1 hour $70

 BLUE GOOSE INTERVIEW WITH COOPERATIVE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

All persons applying for residency in the Blue Goose Cooperative must meet with and be approved of by the Membership Committee before their application for housing can be approved. This meeting’s purpose is to make sure that you are able to satisfy the membership requirements and the resident selection criteria of the cooperative.

BLUE GOOSE COOPERATIVE NO SMOKING POLICY

Blue Goose Cooperative has adopted a no-smoking policy and tenants will be required to sign an addendum to the lease in regards to this policy prior to move in.

 

BLUE GOOSE CONSENT OF RELEASE OF INFORMATION

By signing this selection criteria, you are authorizing Mutual Management Company to share any application information with the Blue Goose Cooperative Board. In addition to meeting the requirements of the member selection criteria, the Cooperative has four basic criteria for membership: 1) Members pay their rent on time and in full. 2) Members keep their unit clean and pest free. 3) Members are respectful to their neighbors in the Cooperative and in the community. 4) Members run cooperatives! Therefore, members commit to and complete four hours of service per month to maintain the Cooperative.

LEASE TERMS

All initial lease terms are 12 months in length.

APPLICATION FEES

Each adult will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $40.00. This must be paid in personal check (of applicant, no third-party checks) or money order. A pre-lease deposit of $100.00 is also required before an application will be accepted. IF ANY CHECKS FOR FEES AND/OR DEPOSITS ARE RETURNED FOR ANY REASON, THE APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED and you will be charged $25 per returned item for an NSF fee.

If your application is denied for any reason listed on this criterion, you will receive written notification within 14 days with the reason for your denial and the name, address, and phone number of the tenant screening agency that was used in considering the application. If your application is denied for any reason NOT listed on selection criteria, your application fee will be refunded. You must elect an option for the return of the fee.