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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions


 When will apartments become available? 
A: The Legends is now open and available for move-ins

 Are rent rates based on household income? 
A:  No, rents are all set at the same rates for each apartment size.  Unlike project-based section 8, rents do not vary based on income.  This project will be funded through the Section 42 Affordable Housing Tax Credit Program.  Different from Section 8, that means residents are responsible for paying 100% of their rent. Under the Section 42 program, apartment units will only be rented to those making less than 60% of the area median income, adjusted for family size. Prospective tenant incomes are verified prior to move-in.

 How do I qualify? 
A: All residents must be 18 years or older and at least one household member must be at least 55 years of age.

B: The Legends of Cottage Grove participates in an affordable housing program. Household income limits & student status limitations apply. Applicants must meet the following income qualifications:

The household income is based on GROSS annual income (before any deductions) earned from all sources including wages, social security payments, public assistance, pensions, annuities, interest income, dividends, stocks, bonds, insurance settlements, recurring gifts from family/friends, sales of artwork, etc. Third-party verification will be required of all income, and copies of tax returns and pay stubs may be required.
Income Qualifications

Total household income must be UNDER the following limits based on household size:

- 1 Occupant: $44,100
- 2 Occupants: $50,400
- 3 Occupants: $56,700
- 4 Occupants: $62,940
- 5 Occupants: $67,980
- 6 Occupants: $73,020

 My income varies - how do I know how much I make? 
A: Look at your last six pay stub's gross earnings and add all six up.  Divide by six to figure out how much you make per pay period.  Multiply by the number of pay periods per year.

- Weekly = 52
- Bi-Weekly = 26
- Semi Monthly = 24
- Monthly = 12

 What other items are included in household income? 
A: Total assets valued at greater than $5,000 have a very small inputted value added to household income.

 Are any housing assistance programs accepted? 
A: Yes, section 8 vouchers will be accepted, provided they cover the full monthly rent amount.

 Are there occupancy limitations? 
A: A maximum of 2 occupants per bedroom is permitted.

 Are pets allowed? 
A: Yes, The Legends of Cottage Grove Is A Pet-Friendly Community! Dogs & Cats Welcome!

 Is smoking permitted? 
A: No, smoking of any kind (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, etc.) is prohibited. This is an entirely smoke-free community.

 Is parking available? 
A: Yes, underground heated parking is available for an additional $80 monthly fee.

 Is there additional storage on-site? 
A: Yes, additional storage is available in the garage area for an additional $30 per month fee.