Rental Criteria – Screening Criteria for surrounding Oregon areas outside of Portland Multnomah County

Please read the following policies. If you feel you might meet the guidelines for qualifying, we encourage you to submit an application. An incomplete application will not be considered.


Each person 18 years of age or older must complete and sign an application and only the applicants may reside in the property.

If a co-signer is necessary, the co-signer must also complete and sign an application. The acceptance of a co-signer is not normal policy and is subject to individual approval or denial by Rent Portland Homes – Darla Andrew’s Office (referred to as RPH in this document).

The denial of one applicant will result in the denial of the entire application.

To be processed and considered, a non-refundable screening fee must accompany applications.

The application will not be considered with missing or false information.

Generally, no more than two residents per bedroom.

First rent payment must be paid within 24-Hours of receiving Welcome Letter and Lease Agreement else Rent Portland Homes: Darla Andrew‘s Office reserves the right to cancel your rental application and move on to the next rental application.

Screening Fees

$54.00 nonrefundable screening charge for each applicant.

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Once you have been approved, you will have 24 hours to execute the lease agreement.

Credit Criteria

RPH will obtain a credit report and Criminal Background check and rental history for each applicant and co-signer 18 years of age or older. Reports supplied by applicants will not be accepted. Discharged bankruptcies are acceptable.

A credit score below 625 could be denied or require additional deposit and co-signer. A credit score 550 or below is subject to immediate denial.

Rental History Requirements

1. One year of verifiable rental or mortgage history from a current third party is required. Home-ownership is verified through the county tax assessor. Mortgages currently reflecting a past due balance will require an additional security deposit equal to one month’s rent. Home-ownership negotiated through a land sales contract is verified through the contract holder.

2. Rental history demonstrating residency, but not current third party rental history, will require an additional security deposit equal to 50% of one month’s rent or qualified co-signer. (Rental references ending 12 months prior to the date of application will not be considered current.)

3. Eviction-free rental history is required.

4. Rental history reflecting past due rent or an outstanding balance will be denied.

5. If a landlord gives a negative reference or refuses to give a reference, the application will be denied.

6. Three (3) or more 72-hour notices within a period of one year will result in a denial.

7. Three (3) or more NSF checks within a period of one year will result in a denial.

8. Rental history demonstrating noise or other documented complaints will result in a denial when the landlord would not re-rent.

Income Criteria

Applicant’s gross monthly income must be three times the amount of the monthly rent.

Income will be verified from copies of the prior month’s pay stubs provided with the application or by a phone conversation with the applicant’s supervisor.

Self-Employed applicants must provide the most recent tax returns and 3 months bank statements.

Unverifiable income will NOT be considered.

Criminal Conviction Criteria
After you have completed your application, we will conduct a search of public records to determine whether the applicant or any proposed tenant has charges pending for, been convicted of, pled guilt to, or pled no contest to any person crime, drug crime, sex crime, crime of dishonesty such as forgery, fraud, or identity theft, or any other crime which could negatively affect the property or rights of the landlord or any other tenant. We will not consider expunged records. We will follow the law regarding the consideration of criminal offenses in connection with your application.If applicant, or any proposed occupant, has a Conviction (which means: a conviction or pending charge/s that have not yet been adjudicated) in their past which would disqualify them under these criminal conviction criteria, and desires to submit additional information to Landlord ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION so Landlord can engage in an individualized assessment (described below) upon receipt of the results of the public records search and prior to a denial, applicant should do so. Otherwise, applicant may request the review process after denial as set forth below, however, see item (c) under Criminal Conviction Review Process” below regarding holding the unit.A single Conviction for any of the following subject to the results of any review process, shall be grounds for denial of the Rental Application.a. Felonies involving: murder, manslaughter, arson, rape, kidnapping, child sex crimes, or manufacturing or distribution of a controlled substance.b. Felonies not listed above, involving drug related crime*, person crime, sex offense, crime involving financial fraud, or any other crime which would adversely affect property of the landlord or tenant or the health, safety or right of peaceful enjoyment of the premises of the tenants, the landlord or the landlord’s agent, where the date of disposition has occurred in the last 12 years.c. Misdemeanors involving: drug related crime*, person crime, sex offense, domestic violence, violation of a restraining order, stalking, weapon, criminal impersonation, possession of burglary tools, financial fraud crime, where the date of disposition has occurred in the last 10 years.d. Misdemeanors not listed above involving: theft, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, property crimes or any other crime if the conduct would adversely affect property of the landlord or tenant or the health, safety or right of peaceful enjoyment of the premises of the tenants, the landlord or the landlord’s agent, where the date of disposition has occurred in the last 5 years.e. Conviction of any crime that requires lifetime registration as a sex offender or for which applicant is currently registered as a sex offender will result in denial.*An arrest or conviction based solely on the use or possession of marijuana will not be considered. Similarly, possession of a medical marijuana card or status as a medical marijuana patient will not be considered.Review Process for Criminal Convictions
Landlord will engage in an individualized assessment of the applicant or other proposed occupant’s Convictions. If the applicant has satisfied all other criteria (the denial was based solely on one or more Convictions) and:1. Applicant has submitted supporting documentation prior to the public records search; or2. Applicant is denied based on failure to satisfy these criminal criteria and has submitted a written request along with supporting documentation. Supporting documentation may include:    i. Letter from parole or probation office;   ii. Letter form caseworker, therapist or counselor, etc;   iii. Certifications from rehab/treatment program;   iv. Letter from employer, teacher, etc;   v. Certification of trainings completed;  vi. Proof of employment; and   vii. Statement of the applicant.Landlord willa. Consider relevant individualized evidence of mitigating factors, which may include: the facts or circumstances surrounding the criminal conduct; the age of the convicted person at the time of the conduct; time since the criminal conduct; time since released from incarceration or completion of parole; evidence that the individual has maintained a good tenant history before and/or after the conviction or conduct; and evidence of rehabilitation efforts. Landlord may request additional information and may consider whether there have been multiple Convictions as part of this process.b. Notify applicant of the results of the Landlord’s review within a reasonable time after receipt of all required information.c. Hold the unit for which the application was received for a reasonable time under all the circumstances to complete the review unless prior to receipt of applicants written request (if made after denial) the unit was committed to another applicant.


Government Issued Photo ID must be provided at the time lease/rental agreement is signed.

Your application will not be processed without the correct funds and all documentation attached!

If you feel you are qualified for the property after reading the attached Rental/Lease Policies, please follow these instructions:

  1. Your application will not be processed without the correct funds and all current documentation attached.
  2. Fill out the application completely and legibly. Each person 18 years of or older that will be residing in the property. This fee is non-refundable.
  3. Reliable and legal documentation and telephone numbers are required to verify income.
  4. If employed, you will need to submit a copy of your last year’s W-2 Two (2) of your most recent pay stubs.
  5.  If self-employed, applicants must provide the most recent tax returns and 3 months bank statements.
  6. A copy of a photo ID, i.e.: Driver’s License, Military ID, etc., MUST BE SUBMITTED.

Applications will be contacted within 3 business days as to the status of their application.

Applications will not be denied because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (503) 515­-3170.



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