Security Deposits & Application Fees

The housing assistance payment will cover all or a portion of the household’s rent however, it will not cover any application fees, holding fees, security deposits, or moving fees.

Due to fair housing laws and protections, a landlord must require any household utilizing assistance to go through the same screening process as any other tenant applying for the unit. This process could consist of any of the following:

  • Rental Application
  • Application Fee
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit Check
  • Holding Fee
  • Security Deposit

Landlords will want to be very clear at the beginning of the process, which of the above stipulations may apply so the assisted applicant can be as prepared as possible. If the applicant cannot meet the financial requirements, there may be charitable programs available to assist, however, this is not a guarantee.