Apartment Application Process

Twice a year we hold a lottery to establish a waiting list. During the lottery, applicants fill out the application and draw a number. That number determines their place on the waiting list. Anyone who comes after the lottery is placed at the bottom of the waiting list.

The application lottery for June-August 2013 will be held at the RLSH office in Boaz on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applying for the lottery does not guarantee that an apartment will be available.

How the waiting list works
Apartments are offered to those applicants who have declared a move-in date that coincides with the make-ready dates of vacant apartments.  There are two ways to be assigned to an apartment: Sight Unseen and Wait to View.

  • Sight Unseen: Many applicants want to secure an apartment prior to the end of the semester. The apartments are still occupied, so viewing the apartment is not an option. Each semester after the lottery, "Sight Unseen Sign-ups" are held. Applicants are able to select an apartment and sign their contract for a future move in date. Applicants are not be able to view the apartment prior to move in, but they will know their address, floor plan, and rent. Contracts are binding.
  • Regular/Wait to View:  The other method of being assigned to an apartment is to wait until an apartment is ready to be viewed. Applicants will be contacted when an apartment is available to view. Once the applicant has view the apartment they will decide if they want to sign the contract to secure it or not.

Deposits: The security deposit is equal to one month's rent. At the time of contract signing, a payment of $150 is due. The remainder of the deposit is due on the day the contract begins.


Rev.  03/06/2013