future residents



What you need to know

A complete application must be submitted by each occupant eighteen (18) years of age or older.

  • All applications must be signed by the individual.
  • Application fees must be paid before the application will be processed.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.
  • The application, even if accepted, shall under no circumstances be considered a lease agreement between applicant and the owner of the property or an offer to lease.

Application Fees:

Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Las Vegas
Baltimore, Charlotte
Atlanta, Columbia SC, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa

Verification of Identity:

  • Valid government-issued identification must be uploaded at the end of this application.
  • In addition to the provision of a valid government ID, a secondary form of identification is REQUIRED for your application to be completed and reviewed. Acceptable secondary forms of identification: Social Security card, ITIN (W-7), birth certificate, and a driver's license, passport, green card - if not used for the initial form of ID.
  • For non-US citizens, an ITIN (W-7), a work ID number (Alien Registration #, USCIS, or I-94 Admission # or an ITIN (W-7) will be accepted in place of a Social Security number.

Application process:

  • Applications will be processed in approximately 2 to 3 business days, not including weekends and Holidays. (Applications that have not been fully completed or missing documents/attachments will delay the approval process)

Multiple applicants Denial:

  • If there are multiple applicants applying jointly and one applicant’s application is declined for any reason, the entire application for all applicants will be considered declined. All application fees are non-refundable.

Verification of Residency History:

  • Residence history of two (2) years with a minimum of six (6) months at current residence is required.
  • Automatic denial for previous eviction within the last three (3) years.
  • Must have less than one hundred dollars ($100) total unpaid balances reported on past rentals.
  • No more than one (1) late payment reported as late over twelve (12) months (prorated if the total rental history on any lease is less than twelve (12) months).
  • No more than one prior landlord reporting security deposit not returned.
  • No prior landlord reporting “proper move-out notice not received.”
  • No prior landlord reporting “would not rent again.”
  • Application will be denied if there have been any eviction (summary ejectment) proceedings initiated within 36 months.

Income Requirements:

  • Current gross monthly income is at least 3x monthly rent OR savings/investment account balances sufficient to pay 6 months* rent.
  • Guarantors are accepted for financial purposes, and must have a gross monthly income of at least 4x monthly rent AND a minimum credit score of 700 or higher.
  • Documentation requirements as described in the table below:
Type of income
Prefered Proof
Other Options
Employment by third party
Most recent paystubs (2 if paid bi-weekly; 4 if paid weekly) showing YTD income.
Bank statement showing consistent income deposits for a 6-month period
Self Employed Income
Bank statement showing consistent deposits for a 6-month period
Most recent tax return and the previous 2 month’s bank statements
Child support / Alimony or any court ordered payment
Bank statement showing consistent deposits for a 6-month period
Child support statement or a 6-month period
Other: Pensions, GI benefits, disability, Social Security
Current award letter/benefit statement with check stub
Bank statement showing consistent benefit deposits for a 6-month period
Savings Account / Investments
Bank or Investment statements with account balances equal to at least 6 months of rent*

Credit Report:

An authorized credit reporting service vendor will be used to evaluate prospective residents.  Outside credit reports cannot be substituted.

All occupants eighteen (18) and over must have their credit and criminal reports run regardless of employment status or financial responsibility for rent payments.

Income and credit history will be entered into a credit scoring model to determine rental eligibility and security deposit levels.

Must have established credit history.

The minimum credit/resident score is 500.

  • Applicants with a credit/resident score of 500-549 will be required to pay a security deposit equal to two times (2X) the monthly rental amount.
  • Applicants with a credit/resident score of 550-599 will be required to pay a security deposit equal to one point five times (1.5X) the monthly rental amount.
  • Applicants with a credit/resident score of 600 and above will be required to pay a security deposit equal to one times (1X) the monthly rental amount.

Some history of collections is acceptable but no outstanding landlord or essential utility collections (Essential utilities include electric, water, natural gas, sewer…).

Past due debt/collections shall not exceed a total of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500).

Any applicant with an eviction within the last three (3) years will be denied.

Any applicant with a landlord judgement for past due rent will be denied.

Any applicant with an open or dismissed bankruptcy within the last three (3) years will be denied. Discharged bankruptcies are excluded and will not count against an applicant's score.

Any applicant with an open foreclosure will be denied, and foreclosures that are settled may also result in denial.

Criminal History:

A criminal background check will be completed for each Applicant.

The company will not deny an Applicant solely based on arrests or pending criminal actions.

An Applicant will be automatically denied if the criminal background check reveals:

  • Any misdemeanor in the last three (3) years, excluding minor infractions classified as traffic, DUI/DWI, alcohol-related offense (non-traffic), or animal/wildlife offense(s).
  • Any felony conviction(s) in the last seven (7) years.
  • Any sexual offenses/registered sex offender status.
  • Any drug-related crimes involving manufacture or distribution.
  • Criminal activity that evidences a demonstrable risk to the safety of other persons and/or property.

Guarantor or co-signers cannot be used as a substitute for this requirement.

These criteria do not constitute a guarantee or representation that residents or occupants currently residing in one of our homes have not been convicted of, or subject to, deferred adjudication for a felony, certain misdemeanors, or sex offenses requiring registration under applicable law. Residents or occupants may have resided in one of our homes prior to implementation of this policy, and our ability to verify this information is limited to the information available to us by the applicant and credit reporting services. Residents or occupants who are convicted of any of the foregoing after the Lease Application may be subject to forfeiture of Lease Application Fees or eviction if conviction occurs after move-in.

Miscellaneous Information

  • The maximum number of adults allowed to occupy a dwelling is two times (2X) the number of bedrooms in the dwelling. The limits may be increased or decreased by local law or ordinance.
  • Applications will be processed in the order received, and Manager will continue to accept applications until a holding deposit is paid and lease agreement is signed.
  • Applications will be processed in approximately 2 to 3 business days.
  • All move-in funds (first month’s rent or proration and security deposit) are to be paid with a cashier’s check or money order.  A security deposit will be due within 24 hours after your application is approved, in certified funds (cashier's check or money order) only.
  • Applicant will pay the pro-rated amount of rent for the month if move-in is on or before the 20th of the month. Applicants that move-in after the 20th will pay the pro-rated amount of rent plus the next full month’s rent.
  • Renters insurance is required for all residents and is required for all pet owners.
  • Any falsification in applicant’s paperwork will result in the automatic denial of application.  In the event an applicant falsifies his/her paperwork, landlord has the right to hold all deposits and fees paid to apply toward any damages.
  • Applicants will be responsible for all utilities (subject to local laws) on the property.  Wherever applicable, utility accounts remain in the homeowner's name and are managed by a third-party utility management company. In all other instances, utilities will be put into the resident's name for the property lease dates. Confirm with property manager prior to transferring utilities. Utility charges, along with set-up and statement fees, will be charged back to resident ledgers to be paid to Bridge Homes.

Landlord reserves the right to allow pets on a case by case basis, dependent on property type, size, pet type and pet disposition.  No more than three (3) pets may reside in one property.  All pets are subject to a pet fee. *Please provide documentation for exceptions to pet fees and insurance as it relates to service animals and emotional support animals

Landlord requires all tenants with pets to first obtain permission from landlord, complete a Pet Addendum, and understand and abide by the rules outlined in the addendum.

Acceptable pets include dogs, domestic cats, domestic birds, small caged domestic mammals, and fish, subject to the following additional considerations:

  • Cats: All breeds of domestic cats are permitted
  • Small Animals: gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, and guinea pigs are permitted.
  • Birds: Birds of prey and non-domestic birds, such as pigeons, are not permitted.
  • Farm Animals: Farm animals and livestock such as chickens, goats, horses, and pigs (including pot-bellied pigs) are restricted unless written permission is received from Bridge Homes management.
  • Venomous Animals: All types are restricted.
  • Fish Tanks: Limited to 20 gallons in size. Predator fish, such as piranhas, are restricted.
  • Other: Other restricted animals includes, but is not limited to: skunks, raccoons, squirrels, and monkeys.

All pets must be able to be restrained by leash, carrier or cage.

The following is a list of dog breeds that are not acceptable:

  1. Pitbull
  2. Stafford Terrier
  3. Rottweiler
  4. Wolf Hybrid
  5. Doberman Pinscher
  6. Presa Canario
  7. Chow Chow
  8. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  9. Akita
  10. ANY canine other than domestic dogs (wolves, coyotes, dingos, jackals, etc.)
  11. OR any breed which include a percentage or mix of any of the breeds above

Resident must pay a one-time nonrefundable fee of $300.00 for each applicable animal at the Property. Resident is also required to pay an additional $30 per month pet rent charge for each pet. Pet Fees and Pet Rent do not limit Resident’s liability for property damages (i.e. cleaning, deodorization, de-fleaing, and/or other repairs and replacements).