WHAT TYPES OF LEASE TERMS ARE
A: 12 month lease
agreements are available.
IS THERE BE PARKING
A: Yes, there is on-site
underground parking available included in rent (one stall per
CAN I RESERVE A LOFT
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
A: Yes. Smoking is not
allowed anywhere in the building or on the grounds.
WHAT COMMUNITY AMENITIES ARE
AVAILABLE TO ALL
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
A: 1 and 2 bedroom
CAN I TOUR THE LOFTS OR SEE A
A: Floor plans and photos
are available on the website. Visit our
plans pages. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A: You may sign up for
list and 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.
WHEN DO THE LOFTS BECOME
A: Availability dates
and move-in dates are dependent upon current residents giving a
notice to move out. Join our reservation
ARE THERE OCCUPANCY
A: A maximum of 2 occupants
per bedroom is permitted.
WHAT UTILITIES ARE INCLUDED IN
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
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:
- 1 Occupant: $32,280
- 2 Occupants: $36,900
WHAT AMENITIES ARE AVAILABLE IN
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
A: Visit our reservation
information page or contact us via e-mail
DO PERSONS WHO WORK IN FIELDS
THAT SUPPORT THE ARTS