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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.

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 the pre-lease deposit in order to be processed and for the unit to be reserved.

 

Riverside Homes

Riverside Homes consists of 191 units in 74 buildings scattered throughout the Cedar East, Riverside Park and 7-Corners neighborhoods of Minneapolis.  The housing was originally re-developed by the West Bank CDC in the 1980s to implement plans generated by neighborhood residents to maintain lower density housing and preserve affordability.  There are 135 units in rehabbed houses and 56 units in townhomes that were constructed in 1983-1984. 103 of the units are project-based Section 8.  All residents must meet the eligibility requirements of the Low- Income Housing Tax Credit program.  

In 1999 the housing had to be refinanced to extend affordability and renovate units which had experienced significant deferred maintenance.  With the refinance, five housing cooperatives were joined together in the new entity, Riverside Homes.  The leasehold co-ops still existed under the Riverside Homes framework until lack of participation resulted in their dissolution in 2016.

In 2016 the West Bank CDC and Mutual Management Company started working on another refinance of Riverside Homes to, once again, preserve the affordability for and make necessary renovations to the structures.  Construction began in December 2018 and is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete.

RIVERSIDE HOMES SELECTION CRITERIA

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RIVERSIDE HOMES 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.

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 the 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

Each adult must provide the following: Government Issued photo ID. Project Based Section 8 applicants must also provide ORIGINAL birth certificates for each person 17 and younger AND proof of citizenship or eligible non-citizenship (birth certificate, I-94, Certificate of Naturalization, alien card, etc.) AND original Social Security card.  The only exception to this requirement is for children under the age of six(6) who can be given a 90 day extension to provide the SSN.   Photocopies and faxes will not be accepted. 

HOUSING HISTORY

We seek applicants with a positive housing history. Housing history is defined as any place you have been responsible to pay rent, or payments on a mortgage/contract for deed, comply with a lease agreement, etc.  We require the name and last known telephone number of each head of household/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 to establish positive housing history. If the applicant or any member of the applicant houshold fails to fully and accurately disclose all addresses within three years and other requested housing history information,the application may be denied based on the applicant’s “misrepresentation” or omission 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 REFERENCES

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 Min. # of people in household (S8)
0 1 1
1 2 1
2 4 2
3 6 3
4 8 n/a
5 10 n/a

INCOME and ASSETS

All forms of income and assets will be third party verified, if third party verifications are unable to be obtained applicant maybe 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 Riverside Homes. Households over the income limits will be rejected.

# of people in household Section 42 Income Limit Section 8 Income Limit
1 $42,000 $35,000
2 $48,000 $40,000
3 $54,000 $45,000
4 $60,000 $50,000
5 $64,800 $54,000
6 $69,600 $58,000

SECTION 8 WAITING LIST

Section 8 Waiting Lists for the property will be opened when it is determined that more applications are needed to fill units in a timely manner. Placement on the Section 8 waiting list will be determined by the date and time the application is received. Current waiting list applicants will be sent updates annually to determine if they are still interested and eligible for Section 8 assistance.  Applicants are responsible for keeping contact information up-to-date for purposes of notification about the waiting list.    Failure to return waiting list updates will result in your name being removed from the list and you will be required to re-apply when the list re-opens.  To check on waiting list opening status 24/7 you can call 763-231-6435.   

CURRENT STATUS AS A HUD RECIPIENT

HUD provides the owner/agent with information about an applicant’s current status as a HUD housing assistance recipient. The owner/agent will use the Enterprise Income Verification System to determine if the applicant or any member of the applicant household is currently receiving HUD assistance. Nothing prohibits a HUD housing assistance recipient from applying to this property, however the applicant must move out of the current property and/or forfeit any voucher before HUD assistance on this property will begin. Sources of verifications may include the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System provided by HUD, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and Medicare/Medicaid.

CRIMINAL/PUBLIC RECORD HISTORY

We will conduct a criminal/public record background search. A criminal/public record history of convictions, open and pending charges, or felony convictions within the past 5 years 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 and local ordinance requirements, and participation in the Crime Free/Drug Free housing program. 

STUDENTS

Households which consist entirely of fulltime 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.
  • Project based Section 8 only units with no other subsidies or programs attached to unit a student who is independent of his/her parents, is of legal contract age under state law, has established a household separate from parents for at least one year prior to application for occupancy, cannot be claimed as a dependent by parents and must be able to obtain a certification of the amount of financial assistance that will be provided by parents. 

LEASE TERMS

All initial lease terms are 12 months in length.

BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

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

APPLICATION FEES

Each adult will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $40.00. This must be paid with a check or money order.  Cash is not accepted.   A pre-lease deposit of $100.00 is also required before an application will be accepted. (The $40 app fee & $100 pre-lease deposit does not pertain to Section 8 waiting list applicants).   IF ANY CHECKS FOR FEES AND/OR DEPOSITS ARE RETURNED FOR ANY REASON, THE APPLICATION WILL BE DENIED and you will be charged a $25 fee per returned item.

If your application is denied for any reason listed in the property Selection Criteria, you will receive written notification within 7 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 the Selection Criteria, your application fee will be refunded.

You must elect an option for the return of the fee (circle one):  _____

1) Mail to the applicants address listed on application;

2) Destroy check; or

3)  Applicant may pick up check upon one business day’s notice.

If you disagree with the denial a written appeal may be filed with our office within 14 days of the denial decision.

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WB Blue Goose

WB Blue Goose is made up of 30 units in the Blue Goose Co-op and 8 units in Family Tree.  All residents must meet the eligibility requirements of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Blue Goose Co-op is located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.  It is an active co-op whose members participate in the management of the property.  Each month members are required to attend one of the co-op meetings and complete an assigned task (e.g. vacuuming the hallways, shoveling, etc.).  

Day Care

Family Tree is made up of two single-family homes in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and two buildings (6 units) near Riverside Park.  Four of the Family Tree homes were originally designed to provide childcare services in the neighborhood.  Currently, only two of the homes are active daycares.

WB Blue Goose LP. SELECTION CRITERIA

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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 months’ 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 $42,000
2 $48,000
3 $54,000
4 $60,000
5 $64,800
6 $69,600

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.

COOP REQUIRED PARTICIPATION FOR BLUE GOOSE COOPERATIVE 

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:

  • 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 hours $20
2 hours $40
1 hour $60
0 hours $80

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 regard 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 by check or money order. Cash is not accepted.  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 in the Property Selection Criteria, 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.