Thank you for your interest in joining the Luther Towers/Village community.
Applicants of Luther Towers/Luther Village must meet the following Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements to be eligible for occupancy and receive housing assistance. While Luther Towers/Luther Village are privately owned properties, with the exception of Luther Village, all residents are eligible for rent subsidies provided by HUD.
- The “head of household” is 62 years of age or older, or the applicant is under 62 handicapped.
- Annual income is at or below U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) maximum program limits (click on income thresholds).
- Applicants must disclose their social security number and social security numbers for all family members listed on the application.
- All adults in each applicant family agree to sign a “Consent to the Release of Information” form prior to receiving assistance and annually thereafter.
- The unit for which you are applying must be your only residence.
- You must be a US citizen or possess a permanent resident card from USCIS.
There are multiple applications available. If you meet our eligibility requirements, please complete the appropriate application and follow the prompt for submission:
- Standard tenant application if 62 years or older,
- If disabled and under 62 years of age, complete the disability application,
- If you are applying for Luther Village III, please make sure that you meet the income requirements, and complete a Luther Village III application.
Once received applications will be reviewed for eligibility. If you meet the eligibility criteria, your application will be recorded, given a sequence number and a confirmation letter will be mailed to you. Waiting times vary and may extend to 24 months.
Final screening is initiated when you are within approximately three months of lease signing. The purpose of this final screening is to ensure that you continue to meet eligibility criteria and to verify that you remain interested in establishing residency in our community.
Please note that all applicants will be subject to a rental, credit, and criminal history background check.
All lease agreements conform to HUD requirements and the Delaware Landlord-Tenant Act.
It is the policy of Luther Towers/Village to comply with Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, (commonly known as the Fair Housing Act) by ensuring that all apartments are available to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, and sex. Luther Towers/Village understands further that local ordinances may include other protected classes. This policy means that among other things, that employees of our organization must not discriminate in any aspect of the rental of dwellings against qualified applicants or tenants because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, sex, or additional protected classes as instituted by the State of Delaware and/or the City of Dover.
Our employees shall not:
- Refuse to rent, or negotiate for the rental of, or otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, sex or additional protected classes as instituted on a state or local level;
- Discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, sex, or additional protected classes as instituted on a state or local level;
- Make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, or additional protected classes as instituted on a state or local level; or
- Represent to persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, sex, or additional protected classes as instituted on a state or local level that any dwelling is not available for inspection or rental when such dwelling is in fact so available.
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