Application Process

Application Process

We’ve put together a list of popular questions about who can apply, how to apply, and the application process.

Living here

Who can live at this community?

Here at Howe Place we want everyone to feel at home! Anyone who meets our qualification guidelines and passes the screening process can live at this community. You do not have to be a student or affiliated with any university to live here.


What are the qualifications?

Any person’s requesting to live at our community will need to pass a criminal background and rental history screening, as well as, meet our income and credit requirements. The minimum income requirement is 3x the monthly rental rate of the floor plan you are requesting. If you do not meet these requirements, do not fret, we have many options to help you get approved. The specific options available to you will be based on your screening results and range from adding a guarantor to co-sign your lease, or even paying a higher deposit.

How do I reserve an apartment home?

You must complete an application, sign a lease contract, and pay any applicable upfront fees to reserve an apartment home. Availability for housing is limited and will fill up very quickly, so don’t wait to lock in your rates and floor plan.


When can I apply for housing?

We begin accepting applications up to 1 year prior to your desired move in date. We can also accept applications for immediate move ins at any time. Follow our social media pages and submit a guest card to get the most up to date information on available lease terms and apartment homes for rent.

How do I apply?

Applying is easy and can all be done online! We want you to be able to apply during a time that is convenient for you, so if you prefer to be in the comfort of your living room after a long day, no problem here! Simply go to the floor plans page and click the “apply” option located by your favorite layout and fill in the blanks. Not all fields are required, but the more information we have; the faster we can process your paperwork.

Do I need any special documents or paperwork to submit my application?

You will need to be prepared with certain personal information to complete the identification section of the application; for example, driver’s license number, social security number or passport number. If you are listing any household income on the application, you will need to provide proof of that income at the end of the application on the “Summary” tab. Proof of income can be your 2 most recent pay stubs or your most recent W2.

How long does it take to get approved?

Once your application is submitted it will take anywhere from 4 business hours up to 2 days to receive your screening results. Once your results are in, we will reach out if there are any other steps needed to get you approved. If your results come back as fully approved, then we will send you the lease contract within 24-48 business hours. Remember, your apartment home is not reserved until your lease is signed by all parties including the property manager.


What is a guarantor?

A guarantor acts as a co-signer and financial supporter of the lease contract. This person will need to meet the income and credit requirements from the qualifications above to be approved. The guarantor on the account will also sign the lease contract and have access to the resident portal to make payments and manage the resident account. The guarantor is equally responsible for all terms of the lease contract.