The following information is intended to help you understand the application process for the Roland Kannenberg Villa in Abbotsford.
The units were funded by Rural Development (RD) and Impact Seven, Inc. (I-7), as a management agent, are required to follow the rules and regulations set up by this federal agency.
Applicants are determined income-eligible to occupy a unit according to the income guidelines prepared annually by RD. Eligibility for residency is limited to individuals and families who earn at least 40% of their gross family income from work as an agriculture, aquaculture or seafood processing and earn no more than or equal to 60% of the National Median Income for a family of four. Residents must be US Citizens or be legally admitted for permanent residence to the United States. Proof of this is required.
Once the application is received by I-7, a preliminary check of income is done to determine eligibility. If the applicant appears to be income-eligible, the applicant is put on the waiting list if no vacancies are available or if an appropriate sized (number of bedrooms) unit is available, the certification process is begun. If we find you are not eligible you will be notified of the reason(s) why. RD requires reference checks to ensure that the buildings will be cared for, the rent will be paid, and that all tenants will have a peaceful, safe, secure, and sanitary living environment.
All income must be verified including social security, wages, pensions, AFDC, etc. If you currently receive, or expect to receive, social security benefits please include a copy of your current benefits letter with the application. A security deposit is required before occupancy and is refunded at the end of tenancy providing no damages or unpaid rent must be retained. You, as the applicant, are responsible for keeping your application up-to-date. If you have a change of address or telephone number, you should notify this office by telephone or letter advising us of these changes as soon as possible. You may wish to list the name, telephone number and address of a friend or a relative on your application in case we need to reach you about a vacancy and cannot locate you. If you do not notify us of these changes and we are unable to locate you, your application will be filed in the inactive file and your name will be removed from our waiting list. When a vacancy occurs, we call the names on the waiting list in order of date of application. If at the time we call you cannot accept a unit your name will remain on the list re-dating the application as to the date you were last called. We do not remove your name from the waiting list unless you request us to do so, or until we have expended a reasonable amount of effort to locate you. Please do no hesitate to call or write our office if you have further questions.