1. How do I get my name on the waiting list?
If you are interested in renting an apartment in the future at an apartment community currently under construction, please click here to fill out the rental inquiry form. If you are interested in renting an apartment from an existing community, please click here for a list of apartment communities.
2. How do I determine if I qualify?
Our resident Property Managers will determine if your income qualifies to rent an apartment. Because your income may change from time to time, you do not have to formally have your income verified to be placed on a waiting list. As an apartment becomes available for you, our Property Managers will verify your income directly from your employer or income source. You will also be required to pass a credit and criminal check.
3. Who do I contact if I need immediate housing assistance?
Please contact the housing authority in your city.
4. How long will it take before I am contacted about the availability of an affordable apartment?
If you are interested in renting an apartment in the future at an apartment community currently under construction, you will receive an application package approximately 2 – 3 months prior to construction completion. Please note: applications will be processed in the order they are returned to our management company. To increase your chance of securing a new apartment, it is important to complete the application and return it to the management company immediately after you receive it. An early position on the waiting list does not increase your chance of securing a new apartment – the time it takes you to return your application does. If you are interested in renting an apartment from an existing community, please click here for a list of apartment communities and contact each resident Property Manager to ask how long the waiting list is and what the process is for contacting waiting list applicants.
5. Are your apartment communities “Section 8 Projects”?
No. Affirmed Housing Group utilizes a variety of funding sources to pay for a majority of the costs to construct our apartment communities, including tax credits. Using these funding sources reduces the mortgage we carry and, therefore, reduces our mortgage payments. We pass on our savings to our residents in the form of affordable rents.
6. Do you accept Section 8 vouchers?
We do not discriminate against households using Section 8 rental assistance vouchers. So long as a household completes the application process which includes: income verification, a credit check and a criminal check, that household will likely qualify to rent an affordable apartment.
7. What does Area Median Income Mean?
The Area Median Income (“AMI”) is the income within a county which has an equal number of household incomes above it and below it, based on a 4-person household. Median incomes are calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
8. What does the Area Median Income have to do with your communities?
Affirmed Housing Group generally rents apartments to households earning different percentages of the Area Median Income. The following table is an example of the different income limits for an apartment complex in San Diego County for a four person household. A household’s income generally should not exceed 60% of the Area’s Median Income. Some apartment communities allow for higher incomes. Please inquire with individual property managers to determine the maximum income limits for existing properties.
9.Is there a minimum income requirement?
Yes. You must have an income of 2 – 2.5 times the monthly rent. Please contact resident Property Managers to determine minimum income qualifications for each of our apartment communities.