Housing Application Process

Step 1 – Fill out Pre-Application, Rental Criteria and Waitlist Acknowledgement

The following documents need to be submitted in this step:

It’s recommended all applicants review requirements that may disqualify them. This information can be found in the Resident Criteria document provided along with the pre-application. This includes occupancy policy, income/verification requirements, rental/eviction history, and credit/criminal history requirements.

Interested applicants are subject to income limits. Area Median Income (AMI) rent levels are specific to each property and per unit.

Step 2 – Drop off documentation at MAAC

Drop off or mail documents at MAAC’s Chula Vista administrative office located at 1355 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA. All applications are date and time stamped.

Once the pre-application is submitted, our management team will review it to determine if you qualify based on your income. If management learns that information on the pre-application is false or inaccurate in any way, then the household will be denied. Only complete and accurate pre-applications that also fulfill the income qualifications, are placed on the waiting list.

Step 3 – Waitlist Placement

If you are qualified, your household is placed on a waitlist list based on pre-application analysis and the order it was received. Each pre-application is date and time stamped. Prospect applicants are chosen based on availability. Apartments are rented to qualified and approved applicants on a first-come-first serve basis.

Step 4 – While you are on the Waitlist (if qualified)

Every year, wait list applicants will be notified in writing to reconfirm and update their pre-applications by a specified date. The applicant will be removed from the waiting list if a response is not received within the given timeframe. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify management in writing if their mailing address and/or telephone number has changed.

Please take into consideration that waitlist times vary per property, based on availability.

Step 5 – When an Apartment is Available

When a pre-application gets to the top of the waiting list and an apartment becomes available, a letter will be mailed to the applicant stating they have seven (7) days to contact the office if they are still interested in an apartment at the property. If a response is not received within seven (7) days, management reserves the right to remove the applicant from the waiting list.

Applicants are notified in groups when an apartment becomes available, those unable to move upon approval may be dropped from the waiting list. Apartments are rented to qualified and approved applicants on a first come-first serve basis.

Applicants are then notified individually when a unit is available to set up an interview. They are provided a list of prerequisite documents that are needed. These include are but not limited to:

  • Proof of Income: Copies of paystubs, bank statements, and/or child support.
  • Photo ID
  • $25 background check
  • All adults need to present at the interview to review and sign paperwork.

Once the documentation is submitted, interview is completed and final approval is confirmed, a move-in date is scheduled and leasing documents /contract are signed for day of move-in.