While health officials are still learning about the spread and severity of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the virus can spread from person to person. At The Webster Apartments we want to keep the potential for spreading the COVID-19 virus to a minimum. Therefore, at this time we have implemented screening procedures for applicants and guests, both prior to and at the time of arrival. If your country of origin is on the US Center for Disease Control’s list of affected geographic areas or if you have recently travelled through one of those areas, and are presenting with symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone presenting with symptoms, your application may be denied and/or you may be denied housing at The Webster Apartments. In such event, any prepaid fees will be refunded.

Worker Housing Program: Eligibility & Application Process

Home Worker Housing Program: Eligibility & Application Process

GUEST ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for housing at Webster Apartments, worker applicants must provide documentation which meets the below criteria:

  • Female
  • 18 Years or Older
  • Currently employed/working, OR have received a formal offer for new employment
  • Employment verification documents must show that the applicant:
    • Works a minimum of 35 hours per week
    • Earns a GROSS annual income of $40,000 – $100,000 (USD)
    • Satisfactory results on credit and background report run by The Webster Apartments.

LENGTH OF STAY

The Webster Apartments offers guests the convenience of flexibility on their length of stay.

  • In accordance with the mission of the organization, all new reservations require a minimum stay of 4 weeks. After the first 4 weeks, guests may stay month-to-month for a maximum of 5 years (cumulative) pending they remain eligible.
  • The Webster Apartments does not issue lease agreements. During the application process, applicants will specify an approximate checkout date. This date is used to verify the applicant meets the minimum length of stay requirement and to confirm availability for their entire length of stay.
  • All guests are required to submit a checkout notice to Guest Services at least 8 weeks prior to their departure date to avoid a fee.

RATES

Webster’s Room & Board rates are all-inclusive and billed bi-weekly (every other week) after the guest’s first 4-week stay.

  • During the application process, the applicant’s GROSS annual income is verified by recent pay stubs (or, offer letter for new job offers only), and the room and board rate is established using the salary scale below.
  • The guest’s room & board rate will remain in effect until Webster’s annual eligibility audit where guests are required to provide another copy of recent paystubs.
  • At that time, guest rates are subject to change based on the guest’s current salary and/or a cost of living adjustment.

 

Bi-Weekly Room & Board Rates: Workers

Rates Effective: December 2019 – September 2020

 

Air Conditioner Rentals:

  • During the summer months, air conditioner rentals are available for a flat rate of $220 (for use from May through September). Requests to rent an air conditioner may be made during the application process and will be billed as part of the pre-arrival balance.
  • Requests received after the guest’s arrival will be accommodated based on availability for a surcharge of $25. Guests arriving on/after September 2, 2020 will be charged a flat rate of $120 and, if applicable, a surcharge of $15.

PAYMENTS/BILLING

Pre-Arrival

  • Prior to arrival, all applicants are required to pay their initial room & board (first 4-weeks) and the one-time amenity fee ($215).
    • After submitting an application, all eligible applicants will be required to make a $500 payment towards their room & board balance to secure their reservation and receive a confirmation for their stay.
  • The room & board balance plus the one-time amenity fee ($215) is due at least 8 weeks prior to check-in. For applicants with a check-in date within 8 weeks, this payment will be due immediately upon receiving a confirmation letter.

After Arrival

  • All guests are invoiced for room & board bi-weekly (every other week) on Mondays for 14 nights of room & board beginning the FOLLOWING Monday.
    • Example:
      • Guests are invoiced on Monday, October 14, 2019 for the 14-night billing period of October 21, 2019 through November 3, 2019
      • Guests are then billed on October 28, 2019 for the 14-night period beginning on November 4, 2019.
    • Approximately 2 weeks after arrival, new guests may receive a partial invoice to get their payments caught up to Webster’s regular bi-weekly billing cycle.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Prior to applying, applicants must confirm they meet the eligibility requirements policies regarding pre-arrival payments and cancelling your reservation.
  • Applicants should also gather all of the required eligibility verification documents to upload on the application as you will not be able to save and return to complete the application at a later time.

 

  • COMPLETE the Worker Housing Application and upload the required eligibility verification documents listed below:
  • PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT: Webster accepts a variety of documents to verify the eligibility and physical office/work location of worker applicants. See Accepted Forms of Employment Eligibility Verification Documents for more information.
  • IDENTIFICATION: A copy of a government issued I.D. (i.e.: Passport) is required to verify a worker applicant’s date of birth and gender.
  • SUBMIT your application for review.
  • All applications will be reviewed by Webster’s Admissions Department within 2-3 business days.
  • Webster will then conduct a credit and background report on all applicants who are eligible based on the review of their initial application.
    • Credit and Background Report*
      • On the application, all worker applicants will be asked to give consent to The Webster Apartments to run a detailed credit and criminal background report through an outside agency.
      • To be eligible for housing at The Webster Apartments, all worker applicants (with a valid U.S. social security number) must meet our standards of a satisfactory credit and background report (credit score >650, no record of criminal convictions, etc.)
      • Applicants whose credit and background reports are deemed UNSATISFACTORY will be ineligible for housing at The Webster Apartments.
  • Applicants with incomplete applications will receive a request for additional information before moving on to the credit and background report process.
  • Applicants who do not meet all of the worker eligibility requirements will be deemed ineligible and notified via email by Webster’s Admissions Department.
  • Applicants who meet all of Webster’s eligibility requirements will receive a pre-approval letter via email indicating that a room is being placed on a temporary hold for the applicant’s requested date of check-in.
  • The pre-approval letter will include the applicant’s check-in date and explanation of all pre-arrival monies due to include the room & board balance covering the first 4 weeks of stay.
  • To secure the reservation, the applicant will be required to make a $500 payment towards their room & board balance within 5 days or the room hold will be cancelled.
  • If the applicant cancels the reservation before arrival, a cancellation fee may apply.
  • Within 2-3 business days of receipt of the $500 payment to secure the reservation, the applicant will receive a formal confirmation letter confirming their reservation and outlining their pre-arrival balance due AT LEAST 8 weeks prior to check-in.
  • The pre-arrival balance will reflect their room & board balance less the $500 payment made plus the one-time amenity fee charge of $215.
  • The pre-arrival balance payment may be made any time after receiving this letter but MUST be received at least 8 weeks prior to check-in.
  • Failure to remit this payment 8 weeks prior to check-in may result in a cancellation of the reservation.
  • If the applicant cancels the reservation before arrival, a cancellation fee may apply.