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.

Here's what we'll need:

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

Please always apply for Elara homes through the Elara listings marketplace or with the help of a member of our Leasing team. Elara Property Management does not advertise on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, and we will never ask you to wire money.

What happens after you hit "submit"? 

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.

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