Before You Apply

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in applying for a home with Progress Residential®. Before you apply, please take a few moments to review the information on this page to make sure you understand our qualification criteria, the fees involved, and have all the information you need to make the application process quick and easy.

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Documents you’ll need to complete the application

In order to complete the application, be sure to have the following items ready:

Supporting documents must be submitted within 24 hours of applying, or the application will be cancelled. Please be sure documents are visually clear and accurate. 

Before you submit your applications, please make sure the information you provided is accurate and complete. Any changes to the application after submission, including changes to your move-in date or adding residents or pets, will require a $100 Application Change Fee.

Gather your income documentation

We highly recommend gathering your income documentation before you start the application. To complete and submit your application, you must include at least one of the forms of income documentation listed below. If you do not submit income documents with your application, you may experience delays in processing and denial of your application. 

  • If you have a new employer (less than 30 days), submit an offer letter that includes your salary/pay rate and the job start date.
  • If you’ve been at your job for more than 30 days, submit your most recent paystub that is less than 30 days old.  
  • If you’re self-employed, a student, or a retiree, submit the most recent version of one of the following:
    • Your 1040
    • Bank statement
    • Benefit statement such as: HUD vouchers, child support/alimony orders, documentation of liquid assets (i.e. non-retirement mutual funds, money market accounts, CDs, etc.), unemployment benefits statement, Veteran’s Administration or disability benefits.

Please be sure that all the documents are clear, legible, and that the name on the document matches the legal name of the applicant. Please upload pictures of the documents, not PDFs. Additionally, we may request Social Security card or additional supporting documents.

The following items cannot be accepted as income: scholarships, financial aid awards, bank statement deposits in place of a paycheck stub, business bank statement, personal or business checks written to applicant in place of a paycheck stub, W2s, or 1099s. 

Choosing your Move-in Date

One of the first things you’ll do on the application is select a move-in date. Before you do, it’s important to know that the date you select will be your lease start date, however, prior to accessing the home, you must complete the Move-in Orientation by phone or virtual meeting. This quick and easy orientation is only available Monday through Friday. If you would like to move into the house over a weekend, you must select a lease start date for a weekday prior to the weekend you would like to move in. Any changes to the application after submission, including changes to your move-in date or adding residents or pets, will require a $100 Application Change Fee. 

Application Fees

There are a few fees that will need to be paid at the time of application. Please be prepared to pay:

$250 Holding Fee
The holding fee allows us to remove the home from our website and prevent anyone else from applying for the home. Upon approval of your application, this fee is applied toward your move-in costs. If your application is denied, the holding fee will be returned to you within 30 business days. Please note: The holding fee is non-refundable if your application is approved and you decide to cancel, or if the application is denied due to falsification of the application or supporting documentation. 

$50 Application Fee
An application fee is required for each adult (18 years and older) member of the household. Application fees will not be collected for children. The Application fee is non-refundable.

$35 Convenience Fee (if applicable)
We accept a payment of these fees through Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and ACH bank transfers. A $35 convenience fee will be applied to payments made with credit card or debit cards. Payments made by ACH bank transfer do not require any additional fees. 

$100 Application Change Fee (if applicable)
This fee only applies if you make changes to your application after it has been submitted. It is not due at the time of application, but we want to make sure you’re aware of it in advance. Please be sure the information you list in the application is complete and accurate. Any changes to the application after submission, including changes to your move-in date or adding residents or pets, will require a $100 Application Change Fee.

Qualification Criteria

To rent one of our homes, every applicant must meet certain requirements including, age requirements, pass background, criminal, and credit screenings, and provide valid identification and proof of income. 

Age Requirements
We love residents of all ages, but applicants must be 18 years of age or older, unless deemed to be an adult under applicable law with respect to the execution of contracts. Each person who is 18 or older will need to submit a separate Lease Application and Lease Application Fee.

Background and Credit Check
A background screening will be completed on all applicants to verify credit worthiness. Progress Residential® uses CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions to establish a rental score for each applicant. The rental score is determined from an analysis of information found in each applicant's consumer credit report, application and previous rental history. The consumer credit report may include payment history, bankruptcies, number and type of accounts, collection activity, outstanding debt and credit inquiries. As a result of this process, we do not have a minimum credit score requirement. Credit scores are just one part of your application, so low scores and blemishes on your credit report are not necessarily automatic disqualifiers.

Did you know that Progress Residential can help build your credit? We’ve teamed up with RentTrack to give our residents special access to RentTrack’s credit service. RentTrack not only provides credit tracking and protection, it can help users increase their credit scores by an average of 29 points in two months and 132 points with two years of reported credit history. For more info and to sign up, please CLICK HERE

All applicants must present valid government issued photo identification and submit a color electronic copy/photo of their identification with their application. Identification issued by any state or federal authority of the United States includes but is not limited to:

  • A state-issued driver’s license
  • State-issued identification card
  • US passport or passport card
  • US CIS Form I-551 permanent resident card
  • Non-US citizens and other lawful aliens may provide a valid foreign passport as acceptable identification.

Applicants will be required to provide a Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) at the time of application.  Any applicants unable to provide a SSN/TIN will be considered as long as:

  1. All other requirements of the applicant identity policy have been met
  2. Co-applicant has provided a valid SSN/TIN

Criminal Background Check
A criminal background check will be completed for each applicant. The Lease Application will be denied for the following criminal convictions:

  • For felony offenses involving crimes against children, sex-related offenses, homicide, kidnapping, and drug sale, manufacturing, or distribution, or any felonies within the past 10 years.
  • For misdemeanors offenses involving crimes against persons, property, or animals, financial crimes;(e.g. bad check, identity theft, fraud), and other drug, prostitution, and/or weapons related offenses within the past 3 years.
  • Most other misdemeanor offenses (e.g. traffic or alcohol-related offenses), will not decline the Applicant.

These criteria do not constitute a guarantee or representation that residents or occupants currently residing in one of our homes have not been convicted of, or subject to, deferred adjudication for a felony, certain misdemeanors, or sex offenses requiring registration under applicable law. Resident or occupants may have resided in one of our homes prior to implementation of this policy, and our ability to verify this information is limited to the information available to us by the applicants and credit reporting services. Residents or occupants who are convicted of any of the foregoing after this Lease Application, may be subject to forfeiture of Lease Application Fees or eviction if conviction occurs after move-in.

Other Criteria
If a guarantor is required for applicants who do not meet the credit requirements, the guarantor is subject to the same guidelines as applicants. The guarantor must complete a separate Lease Application and pay a Lease Application Fee. The guarantor will be required to sign a guaranty. If the guarantor resides in AZ, NV, or TX and is married, his/her spouse will also be required to sign the guaranty but will not be subject to the Lease Application or Lease Application Fee. A guarantor will not overcome criminal, civil court or rental judgment.


An OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) search report will be completed for each application. Any applicant that appears on an OFAC list is subject to automatic denial.

Homeowner Association
Many of our homes are in master-planned communities that are governed by HOAs. HOAs typically provide residents with benefits and amenities in exchange for residents following rules and restrictions that help maintain quality standards throughout the community.  These rules and restrictions are laid out in detail in the HOA’s Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs).

Some HOA’s have their own resident and lease approval process, which will occur in addition to our review and approval process. In these cases, our approval of your Lease Application will be subject to the HOA's approval. This may take up to 30 additional days to process, depending on the HOA, so please plan accordingly and contact us for more information. You may be asked to provide any additional information, as required by the HOA in its approval process.

Ready to Apply?

Our application process is fast, easy, and delivers initial feedback within 24 hours. It’s important to provide accurate and complete information when you apply. Your attention to detail will help ensure that we’re able to process your application as quickly as possible.

Learn more about our application process here: COMPLETING THE APPLICATION