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Red Alder Residences Application

THESE APARTMENTS ARE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION! IT IS NOT SAFE FOR VISITORS. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GO ON SITE OR TALK TO THE CONTRACTORS. REFER ALL QUESTIONS TO ROCKY MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. manages Red Alder Residences on the West side of Helena. We are proud to provide safe, stable homes that people in our community can afford.

Red Alder Residences consists of garden‐style one, two, and three‐bedroom homes for both seniors and families. These rentals feature a universal design and several fully accessible units are available. Amenities include a community room, off‐street parking, a playground, community gardens, and a washer/dryer set in each apartment. Snow removal and lawn care services are provided. There is a small storage space for each apartment.

Income qualifications apply, but the rent is NOT calculated based on income. Tenant based Housing Choice Vouchers (or similar) are welcome and encouraged. The Security Deposit for all apartments is $250. One pet under 30lbs is allowed with an additional $250 Deposit.

Current rents*:
ONE BEDROOMS $610 ‐ $750/MONTH
TWO BEDROOMS $775 ‐ $855/MONTH
THREE BEDROOMS $935‐995/MONTH
*RENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. There is no rental assistance available.

Please keep in mind when applying that we must verify all income and assets, collect landlord references, and run credit/criminal background checks before we can approve a move in. Apartments are anticipated to be available at the end of October.

Apartments do have subsidy available. If you need assistance with you rental payments, please contact Helena Housing Authority at (406) 442-7970 or visit their website: https://hhamt.org/.

The initial lease of all apartments is one year. Rents are maintained at moderate levels through the nonprofit operation of Rocky Mountain Development Council in partnership with the Montana Department of Commerce.

Tenants are responsible for Electricity, Telephone, Internet, & Cable. We Recommend contacting Rocky's Low Income Energy Assistance Program at (406) 447-1625 if you need assistance paying your heating bill.


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In order for us to place you on the correct Waiting List(s) and thereby provide you with the type of unit and rent structure you require, please complete the following survey. Note: Check all answers that apply (you can select more than one answer to each question.)

What bedroom size are you willing to accept?
Do you currently have a Housing Choice, Section 8, or similar voucher for housing assistance?
If no, do you require rental assistance (help with your rent payment) in order to move in:

If you answered yes, please contact Helena Housing Authority at (406) 442‐7970 to apply for a voucher. They are located at 812 Abbey Street, Helena, MT 59601. You can also go to their website: www.hhamt.org for more information. If you are a veteran, the VA has a VASH Voucher Program that we encourage you to look at.

**PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE DO NOT HAVE PROJECT BASED SECTION 8 ASSISTED APARTMENTS**

If you change your mind about which Waiting List you wish to be on, we will add you to other lists as of the date you make the change known to us. Thank you for your assistance in completing this form. If you have questions about this information, please contact us at (406) 447‐1680 TTY711.


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NOTICE: You are required to notify the Property Manager of ANY change of address and/or phone number. If we cannot contact you at the phone number you provide us, your name will be removed from the waiting list and you will need to re‐apply.

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**FIVE YEARS’ WORTH OF LANDLORD REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED UNLESS YOU OWN A HOME OR MOBILE HOME**

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Please list any other previous addresses in the last 5 years in the text box below.


Required Income and Asset Information

Income Sources

Please list ALL 1) income sources followed by their 2) gross monthly and 3) net monthly amounts. Examples of income sources include wages, social security, pensions, etc.

Assets/Bank Accounts

Please list ALL assets or bank accounts by 1) the bank of financial institution, followed by 2) the account type, and  3) approximate balance. Examples of accounts include checking, savings, CD's, IRA, Annuities, etc.

Do you own a mobile home?
Is there a mortgage on the home (reverse mortgage does not apply)?

You must answer ALL of the questions below truthfully with full disclosure. Failure to do so will result in denial of your application. If you accepted and we find there has not been full disclosure, it could lead to eviction.

Have you/anyone who will be sharing the apartment with you ever been charged with criminal offenses or DUIs?
Do you/anyone in your household who will be sharing the apartment with you have a felony conviction?
Are you required to register as a lifetime sex offender in this or any other state?
Have you had credit under any other name?
In the last two (2) years, have you/any household member who will be sharing the apartment with you disposed of assets for less than fair market value?
Have you/anyone in your household who will be sharing the apartment with you ever been convicted for the use, sale, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances?
Do you/anyone in your household who will be sharing the apartment with you currently use illegal drugs?
Have you/anyone in your household who will be sharing the apartment with you ever been evicted?
Have you/anyone in your household who will be sharing the apartment with you been evicted from federally assisted housing in the last five years?
Are you currently receiving tenant‐based or project based assistance from HUD/USDA/or similar?
Will this apartment be your only residence?
Do you own any pets?

These properties do not recognize any preferences except applicable income requirements to house 40% at 60% median income or lower. In compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, we are informing you that information as to your character, general reputation, and mode of living will be verified. You have the right to dispute the information reported. The facts set forth in this application are true and complete. I/We understand that any misrepresentation of information or failure to disclose information requested on this application may disqualify me/us from consideration for admission or participation and may be grounds for eviction or termination of assistance. You agree to all the above and sign this of your own free will.

I/We understand that I/we must contact the rental office within six (6) months in order to remain on the waiting list. Failure to update will result in removal of my/our name(s) from the waiting list.

I/We further understand that, upon acceptance of this application for tenancy, I/WE must provide verification of all income, all assets, and household composition, sign a Lease Agreement, and sign a Tenant Income Certification Form.

You, as the prospective tenant(s), agree that a complete investigation of all information on this application will not constitute invasion of privacy.

I/We are aware of and extend the privilege to its representatives to obtain credit reports, current & previous landlord references, and/or character reports as necessary.

WARNING: Title 18, Section 1001 of the U.S. Code, states that a person is guilty of a felony for knowingly and willingly making false or fraudulent statements to any Department or Agency of the U.S. or the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Before submitting your application, please review your notice of occupancy rights under the Violence Against Women Act using the file link below.

Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Familial Status, Physical or Mental Disability, Creed, Marital Status, Political Beliefs, Veterans’ Status, Age, or Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Expression, or Genetic Information

APPLICATION REVISION DATE: 7/1/2020

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