WHAT TYPES OF LEASE TERMS ARE
AVAILABLE? A: 12 month lease
agreements are available.
IS THERE BE PARKING
AVAILABLE? A: Yes, there is on-site
underground parking available included in rent (one stall per
CAN I RESERVE A LOFT
ONLINE? A: Lofts are reserved on a
first come, first serve basis by choosing your floor plan type
online. If you have questions concerning income qualifications,
artist criteria or the reservation process, please e-mail us
IS THE BUILDING
SMOKE-FREE? A: Yes. Smoking is not
allowed anywhere in the building or on the grounds.
WHAT COMMUNITY AMENITIES ARE
AVAILABLE TO ALL
RESIDENTS? A: Community amenities
include: fitness center, community room, dance/movement studio,
sound/music studio, paint studio, mixed media studio, pottery/clay
studio, and underground parking.
WHAT TYPES OF LOFTS ARE
OFFERED? A: 1 and 2 bedroom
CAN I TOUR THE LOFTS OR SEE A
MODEL UNIT? A: Floor plans and photos
are available on the website. Visit ourgalleryandfloor
planspages. You may also call to schedule a tour
of our community. If a loft is available to show, we will show at
CAN I MOVE INTO ONE APARTMENT AND
TRANSFER ON A LATER
DATE? A: Yes, provided you
fulfill the initial terms of your agreement, which is 12 months,
and pay any applicable transfer fees. You must be a resident in
excellent standing (no late rent payments or lease violations).
WHAT IS THE PET
POLICY? A: Leather Trades is a
pet-friendly community! Dogs & cats welcome!
- Limit of 2 pets per apartment home
- Pet Deposit: $100 due at time of move-in
- Pet Fee: $100 due at time of move-in
- Pet Rent" $25 per month, per pet
Some breed & other restrictions may apply. Please call for more
MUST I BE AN ARTIST IN ORDER TO
RESIDENCY? A: There must be at least
one member on the lease that is approved as an artist in order to
qualify for residency. The artist criteria is available here.
ARE ANY HOUSING ASSISTANCE
ACCEPTED? A: Yes, Section 8 vouchers
are accepted, but must be worth the full amount of the current rent
regardless of resident/HA portion.
WHAT PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO
LOFT? A: To hold a loft, a
reservation fee of $300 is required and will be applied to your
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN
ARTIST? A: An artist need not earn
a living through art, but must be able to demonstrate a commitment
to it by presenting a body of work and a résumé to an approved
committee of artists. We are open to all disciplines and
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE
PROCESS? A: An application fee of
$35 and a reservation fee of $300 is required. Once the applicant
is approved, the reservation fee becomes the security deposit.
Applicants will be pre-screened for credit, criminal and rental
history qualifications. Final approval is contingent upon income
verification and tax credit compliance eligibility. Should an
applicant not meet the eligibility requirements, the reservation
fee of $300 will be refunded in its entirety, however, the $35
application fee will not be refunded.
CAN STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR
RESIDENCY? A: In general, full-time
students are not eligible. Full-time students are permitted if
there is at least one part-time student or non-student leaseholder.
However, there are some exceptions to this, so please inquire.
Some common exceptions include:
- Single parent with dependent(s)
- Married students
- Recipients of public assistance (not section 8)
- If you have ever been in foster care
WHAT IF I VISIT THE WEBSITE AND
ALL APARTMENTS ARE SOLD
OUT? A: You may sign up for
listand will be placed on a waiting list. If you
provide your e-mail address, we will send you updates as soon as
something becomes available.
ALLOWED? A: No.
WHEN DO THE LOFTS BECOME
AVAILABLE? A: Availability dates
and move-in dates are dependent upon current residents giving a
notice to move out. Join our reservation
ARE THERE OCCUPANCY
LIMITS? A: A maximum of 2 occupants
per bedroom is permitted.
WHAT UTILITIES ARE INCLUDED IN
THE RENT? A: Heating, hot water,
water/sewer and refuse are included in the rent. The resident is
responsible for electricity, cable TV, telephone and Internet.
HOW DO I
QUALIFY? A: Applicants must meet the
following income qualifications:
The household income is based on GROSS (before any
deductions)annual income earned from all sources including wages,
social security payments, public assistance, pensions, annuities,
interest income, dividends, stocks, bonds, insurance settlements,
recurring gifts from family/friends, lottery winnings, etc.
Third-party verification will be required of all income, and copies
of tax returns and pay stubs may be required.
Leather Trades Artist Lofts participates in an affordable housing
program. Total household income must be under the following limits
based on household size:
WHAT AMENITIES ARE AVAILABLE IN
THE LOFTS? A: Available loft amenities
include: washer and dryer in each home, Black Energy Star
appliances, Formica countertops, dishwasher and microwave, sealed
concrete floors, spacious open floor plan concept, mini blinds,
hydrothermal heating & cooling, contemporary lighting, high
ceilings (average 10'), oversized windows, exposed brick and other
HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION
QUALIFICATION? A: Visit our reservation
information page or contact us via e-mail
DO PERSONS WHO WORK IN FIELDS
THAT SUPPORT THE ARTS
QUALIFY? A: Unfortunately,