Currently Accepting Applications
FOR WAITING LIST
$25.00 Application Fee
(Check or Money Order - NO CASH ACCEPTED)
Birth Certificates for Everyone
Social Security Cards for Everyone
Photo ID's for Everyone over 18 years of age
Copy of Divorce Decree if applicable
Name, Address, Phone and Fax # for Employers and all Income Sources, 8 Current Pay Stubs, Information for all Financial Institutions, Life Insurance Policies,
IRA's or 401K's
You will need approximately 30 to 45 minutes
to complete all the application and necessary forms.
**Non married couples must fill out separate applications**
All Adults over 18 years of age need to be present to complete the required Sworn Income and Asset Statements.
Contact Us Today to Schedule
Your Application Appointment
To schedule your appointment please call me at
419-399-0520 or text
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Print off the Documents Below
Have them completed prior to your scheduled
appointment to save on time.
The Criminal Backgrounds will be requested by the management office, please fill out the forms only. HAND CARRYING OF FORMS IS NOT PERMITTED.
Defiance Crossing Homes
- 565 Defiance Crossing
- Defiance, OH 43512
- Phone: (419) 782-0997 Fax: (419)-782-0997
- Screening Criteria for Defiance Crossing Homes
APPLICANTS & CRITERIA
All applicants for housing will be screened
according to the criteria set forth in the Admission Standards. These criteria are:
1. Past performance in meeting financial
obligations, especially rent;
2. Bad record of residency such as destruction
of property, disturbance to neighbors, poor
3. Involvement in criminal activities, including
but not limited to felonies, in the past 60 months;
of evictions or terminations from housing programs & private landlords;
4. Applicants ability and willingness to comply
with the lease;
5. An applicant’s misrepresentation of any
information related to eligibility, income, household composition, previous landlords etc.; and
6. Applicants must be of legal age to enter a
Criminal history reports
will be investigated for each applicant household member 18 years of age or
older. Screening for criminal offenses
will be subject to denial, if they are related to SEXUAL OFFENSES, DRUGS and
VIOLENCE. HUD has established standards
that prohibit admission of:
- Evicted for Drugs: Any household containing
a member(s) who was evicted in the last three years from federally
assisted housing for drug-related criminal activity.
- Use of Illegal Drugs: A household in which
any member is currently engaged in illegal use of drugs or for
which the owner/agent has reasonable cause to believe that a member's
illegal use or pattern of illegal use of a drug may interfere with the
health, safety, and right to peaceful enjoyment of the property by other
- Sexual Offender: Any household member who is
subject to any state sexual offender registration requirement will be
- Violence & Violent Crime: You or any member of your
household that have a history of violence against other persons. Or if at any time, you or any member of your
household has been convicted of a crime using a weaponagainst another individual.
- Alcoholism Behavior: Any household member’s behavior, from
alcoholism abuse that may has lead to violent or offensive behavior and/or
crime that will interfere with the health, safety, and right to peaceful
enjoyment by other residents. The
screening standards must be based on alcoholism behavior, not a
medically diagnosed condition of alcoholism or alcohol abuse.
- Felony Conviction: If in the last seven
years, you or any member of your household have a felony conviction
for any type of crime that is less than 7 years old will be subject to
- Misdemeanor Conviction: if you or any member
of your household has a misdemeanor conviction or are a habitual
offender with misdemeanor convictions that relate to sexual offenses,
drugs or violence, you will be subject to denial. Example but not limited to: public intoxication, disorderly
conduct, menacing, soliciting prostitution, vandalism.
- Criminal Offense against Employees &
Property: If at any time, you have committed other
criminal activity that would threaten the health, safety of the owner, or
any employee, contractor, subcontractor or agent of the owner who is
involved in housing operations or the vandalism and destruction of property.
OFFENDER ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
In accordance with HUD
regulations a zero tolerance policy is in effect to prevent lifetime sex
offenders from receiving federal housing assistance. Current regulatory requirements include the
screening of new applicants and existing tenants for any sexual offenses and
lifetime registration of any state sex offender list.
- Property Management: will conduct criminal
background screening with RLJ credit/criminal background screening system
that retrieves data. They will confirm any sexual offense violations and
enforce our policy. Termination of
tenancy will be aggressively pursued to ensure the highest level of public
safety in federally assisted housing.
- Current Tenants: At annual
recertification’s all currents tenants will be required to self certify if
they or any of their household members is subject to a lifetime state sex
offender registration program in any state. Tenants will be informed at
recertification that screenings of sexual offender registration lists will
be conducted according to HUD regulations.
applicants will self certify on their application if they or any of
their household members is subject to a lifetime state sex offender
registration program in any state.
Any applicant and their household members who is a registered sex
offender will be denied housing and their application rejected.
A credit report will be made
for head of household/co-head. The
purpose of reviewing an applicant’s credit history is to determine how well
applicants meet their financial obligations.
The applicant’s entire credit history is reviewed. Please note that lack of a credit history is
not considered poor credit. The following areas will be screened according to
screening is completed by an outside company.
Rental delinquencies, utility delinquencies, bankruptcy, etc. will be
taken into consideration. If an
applicant is demonstrates a poor credit history, the application will be
applicants must provide current and previous landlord information. This information will be used to verify applicant’s
ability to pay rent and adhere to a lease.
If an applicant has a unfavorable landlord reference or has a public
record of eviction for nonpayment of rent or failure to adhere to a lease, they
will be subject to denial. If any
member of the applicant household has been evicted from any property owned or
managed by RLJ Management, Inc., that applicant household will be
- Reasonable Accommodations to Screening
may consider extenuating circumstances in evaluating information obtained
during the screening process to assist in determining the acceptability of an
applicant for tenancy. If the applicant
is a person with disabilities, the owner must consider extenuating
circumstances where this would be required as a matter of reasonable
- Failed to pass screening:
applicants who did not pass our screening criteria may appeal the rejection
notice. Applicants are advised to follow
the instructions on their rejection letter to call the Property Manager to
request reconsideration. All
reconsiderations will be sent to the District Manager for a determination upon
review of information given by the applicant and any third party verifications
I also encourage new applicants to review the Handbook attached below and bring any questions with you to the application appointment.
Dogs and Cats
One Pet Per Household
Up to 15 lb Pet
Deposit is One Month's Rent
Animals Must Be Spayed/Neutered
Dogs Must Be Licensed in Defiance County
All pets must be current on vaccinations
No Rodent Family Pets are permitted
(mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, gerbils or rabbits)
Except for Service Animals
Caged Birds and Aquariums up to 30 Gallons permitted
Application Documents Listed Below
A - floor plan is a 3 br Ranch Home
B-floor plan is for a 3 br 2 story home
C - floor plan is for a 4 br Ranch Hone
D - floor plan is for a 4 br 2 story home