West CAP is an equal opportunity organization and no otherwise qualified applicant for service or service participant, employment applicant or current employee shall be excluded for participation, be denied benefits, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in any manner. Federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees, job applicants, and program applicant from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. These protections extend to all program management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE.
1. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older, able to live independently or with the assistance of a qualified caretaker. An applicant can have a live-in caretaker if necessary with a Doctor's order.
2. All applicants must meet the most restrictive income limits set by the Governing Entity for each property, whether it be tax credit property, Rural Development or HOME Program. All income and assets must be third party verified. A potential tenant must also have enough income to support the rent. If not, the applicant would not qualify to live in the property.
3. Applicant(s) must have a good rental history. Applicant may be rejected because of Poor Rental History, as evidence by:
A. Late rental payments;
B. Unlawful Detainers (eviction proceedings);
C. Complaints of disturbance of neighbors, including loud music/parties,
noisy/obnoxious guests, harassment of neighbors or their guests;
D. Damage to unit, appliances or common areas or hallways;
E. Poor living or housekeeping habits, including creating fire hazards
(storing dangerous materials, hoarding papers or rags, tampering
with the electrical system, etc.), infestation of roaches or rodents,
creating foul odors, depositing garbage improperly, littering common
areas or hallways, etc.;
F. Not honoring past leases;
G. Less than 12 months consecutive, independent rental history, not
including rental from relatives or friends.
4. Applicant(s) must have good credit. Applicant may be rejected for Poor Credit History, as evidenced by:
A. Non-payment of rightful obligations, including rent, utilities,
creditors and loans;
B. Public judgments (being taken to court by a creditor);
C. Accounts placed for collection.
5. Applicant(s) must have no criminal record. Applicant may be rejected for a Criminal History, as evidenced by:
A. Conviction within the last five (5) years of any crime of violence
against people or damage to property;
B. Any conviction for drug offense within the last two (2) years -
(anyone convicted of drug offense more than two (2) years ago
must provide a statement from treatment facility or parole officer
that treatment has been satisfactorily completed);
C. Any conviction for weapons ordinance.
D. An arrest record of crimes of violence against people or damage to
property, weapons ordinance, fraud, drugs or sexual abuse, whether
or not the case went to court;
E. An established history of untreated drug or alcohol abuse - (anyone
who has corrected their problem must provide a statement from
treatment facility or program that treatment has been satisfactorily
6. Applicant(s) must have good employment history. Applicant may be rejected for Poor Employment History, as evidenced by:
A. Failure to meet income requirements;
B. An inconsistent, unstable source of income, which would affect the
ability to pay rent and utilities;
C. Income derived from any illegal source, such as fraud, sale of drugs,
7. Any information provided on an application that is inaccurate, incomplete or non-verifiable is grounds for rejection.
8. Individual situations outside of the general guidelines will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.