Submitting an application

Find a home you want to rent? Excellent! Our application process is simple and fully standardized through a third-party screener. Just click the "Apply" button on the property listing page and follow the instructions to fill out an application. Each member of your household who is over the age of 18 will need to fill out a separate application.

Here's what we'll need:

You can check out all the details on our application criteria in our Resident Screening Criteria Disclosure.

What happens after you hit "submit"? 

You will hear directly from our third-party application screener to let you know if your application was successful or not.

Acceptances are based on successful completion of the background and credit checks. As an equal opportunity housing provider, Elara provides housing opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, familial status or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local law.

Our commitment to fair housing is one of the reasons we got into this business in the first place, and our processes are designed to uphold the requirements of fair housing in both principle and practice.

Please note, not all applicants who pass the screening process will be able to sign a lease agreement.

We frequently receive multiple successful applications on the same day, and in those cases, the person who submitted their application first will be given the first opportunity to sign an Elara Lease Agreement.

Given the volume of applications our team receives each day, we can only reach out to successful applicants who will have an opportunity to sign a Lease Agreement. If you get an email from our third-party screener that your application was successful, but you do not hear from an Elara team member within 24 hours, you can use the same application to apply for any other home at or below the original home's rental price without submitting a new application.

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