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Old 03-20-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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Im hoping you guys can help me. I am a full-time student and also work and I recently got called in for an interview. Now I know that being a full-time student would disqualify me, but when I applied I applied by myself and things were different. I do not want to let this oppourtunity slide as It would be life changing for me but what would be my options in order not to get disqualified. Also what if I had my mom living with me even though I didnt put her in the application, could I just take her to the interview with me and have her be the main leaser holder? we would both be splitting the rent so both our incomes would have to be considered would that still disqualify me because im a fulltime student and shes's not? Please let me know. I was only given 5 days notice to get everything prepared and I dont want to waste my or their time by going and ending up being disqualified? Thank you all help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:52 PM
 
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You were called for an interview to what- an affordable housing situation?

Were you a full time student when you applied? I don't think that they want full time students because you might not have a steady income. What was your situation when you applied?

I don't know if you can add your mother to the application at this point because you probably applied for an apartment with certain parameters. It's not like getting married or having a child; I think most affordable housing situations allow for those kind of changes. Would you be able to afford a two bedroom apartment even with your mother on the lease?
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:29 PM
 
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yes for affordable housing (the lottery kind). When I applied I wasnt a student and had a full-time job. But now Im a fulltime student with two part time jobs. Yes we could be able to afford it but most likely they will give us a one bedroom since it's just us two and in the letter they said it was either for a studio or one bedroom which I would take since it would be better than our current situation.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:34 PM
 
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if any1 has been in this similar situation please let me know what you would do or what happened to you
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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You will be automatically disqualified. They do not accept people without steady income.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:39 PM
 
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we both have steady income
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:50 PM
 
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Full time students are typically disqualified. I'd still go to the interview if you don't have to miss school or work just incase this lottery is different than the rest but wouldn't get my hopes up. And be pleasantly surprised if they still let me continue with the process.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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All I can add is that you might as well try.

But remember, when they have a dozen or a hundred applicants per apartment, it takes only one misstep to disqualify you and you seem to have a couple.

I'm having trouble reconciling "full time student" with "steady income."
If you have a job and paystubs to show for it, then hide your being a student completely.

If you applied for a 1 bedroom, that is what they are calling you for and you and your mom will be a problem if you are a guy, can't share a bedroom. If a girl, it might work.

I guess we can presume that your "steady income" is below the limit? Then make sure that yours and your mom's is not ABOVE the limit.


Good luck...everybody needs some.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:12 PM
 
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yes I'm a girl. But how could I hide being a student. wouldn't they just find out anyways? With both of our incomes combined we would qualify for a one bedroom and would be within the limit. I don't have paystubs since I get paid in cash. I wish they had given me more time to get everything in order.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:01 PM
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Income matters, not student status. People go back to school all the time for many reasons, at all ages.
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