Resident Criteria

NON-DISCRIMINATION: The management agent shall comply with all federal, state and local fair housing and civil rights laws and with all equal opportunity requirements as required by law, including without limitation HUD administrative procedures. Federal laws forbid discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, familial status, national origin or any other Federal, State or Local protected individuals. Discrimination against a particular social or economic class is also prohibited (for example: welfare recipients: single parent households, etc.) These requirements apply to all aspects of Resident relations including without limitation: accepting and processing applications, selecting residents from among eligible applicants on the Wait List, assigning units, certifying and re- certifying eligibility for assistance and terminating residency.

PRIVACY POLICY: It is the policy of the Property to guard the privacy of individuals conferred by the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 and the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to ensure the protection of such individuals' records maintained by the Property. Therefore, neither the Property nor its agents shall disclose any personal information contained in its records to any person or agency unless the individual about whom information is requested shall give written consent to such disclosure. This Privacy Policy in no way limits the Property's ability to collect such information as it may need to determine eligibility, compute rent, or determine an applicant's suitability for residency. Consistent with the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, any information obtained on disability will be treated in a confidential manner.

OCCUPANCY STANDARDS: In order to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, the Resident must comply with the unit size standards established for Robert Smalls Apartments. When an applicant(s) applies for an apartment, they may select the size, floor, type (standard or special design features of accessible unit) of the apartment that they would prefer, within the minimum and maximum occupancy guidelines. Family size and composition must be compatible for units available at the property. In general, the maximum occupancy policy of, “two persons per bedroom” has been adopted at the community. A qualified staff member of Robert Smalls Apartments will advise applicants of the number of unit types available in the development, and the general length of each Wait List, to assist
applicants in selecting the approved bedroom type of their choice. The minimum and maximum occupancy guidelines are as follows:

Unit Size Minimum Maximum
Efficiency 1 Person 2 People
One Bedroom 1 Person 2 People
Two Bedroom 2 People 4 People
Three Bedroom 3 People 6 People
Four Bedroom 4 People 8 People
Five Bedroom 5 People 10 People

1. A maximum of “two persons per bedroom” has been applied at the community. Family composition (age
differences between children and relationships of adults) and a verifiable medical reason for an alternative
amount of people per bedroom will be taken into consideration.

2. Single persons do not qualify for 2 bedroom units unless:
A person with a verifiable disability who needs the larger unit as a reasonable accommodation; or
A displaced person when no appropriate size unit is available but who agrees in writing to transfer to another unit when one becomes available; or
An elderly person who has a verifiable need for a larger unit; or,
A remaining family member when no appropriate sized unit is available.

3. The need of a Live in Aide should be considered when counting family members in the family size of the unit. (If a relative is considered to be a Live-in Aide, they must meet the three (3) definitions of a Live-in Aide and must sign a Live-in Aide Questionnaire/Agreement. The 3 definitions include the following: A person who resides with one or more elderly persons, near-elderly persons, or persons with disabilities, and (1) who is determined to be essential to the care and well-being of the persons; (2) is not obligated for the support of the persons; (3) and would not be living in the unit except to provide the necessary
supportive services.

4. “Temporarily absent” household members and “permanently confined” household members must be taken
into consideration for family size/composition. (While it is the option of the household to include a
“permanently confined” member in the family size of the unit, the “permanently confined” member cannot
be named as Head of Household, Spouse or Co-Head. If the family chooses to include this member, all
income and allowable deductions related to the medical care of the permanently confined individual are