Becoming a Grid Resident
Grid has years of experience providing great rental housing for great Residents, and we'd love to have you join us!
We are working with neighbors and other landlords in the greater Portland Metropolitan Area to maintain the quality of all our neighborhoods. We want to make sure that our Residents are good neighbors and do not use our rental homes for illegal activity. To this end, we have a thorough screening process. Please review our list of criteria. If you feel you meet our criteria, please apply.
Grid provides equal housing opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, national origin, familial status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or source of income.
Grid’s application and leasing process involves six steps:
Step 1: Property Selection: After reviewing the rental properties on this website, we encourage you to drive by the property you think may be a fit for you and take a look at the exterior and setting of the property. The Maps link for each property on this website is an excellent source of information about schools and other resources and services near each property. If you need additional information about one of our properties, please call us at 503-321-5140.
Step 2: Property Tour: When you have decided which property is of interest to you, please call us at 503-321-5140 to make arrangements to visit the property for a tour of the inside.
Step 3: Application: If you are interested in one of our rental homes, we encourage you to make written application. We charge a $50.00 application fee per occupant that is 18 years of age or older. Payment of this fee is required before we can begin processing your application.
Step 4: Rental and Income Verification: We use an outside screening company to contact your current and prior landlords to confirm your current and prior tenancy. This screening company will also contact your employer or source of income to do a verification of your income.
Step 5: Credit/Eviction/Criminal History Screening: We use an outside screening company to provide a credit, eviction, and criminal record report.
Step 6: Decision and Communication: We will contact you when we have the results of our screening. We know that you have other housing options and we also know that waiting to find out the results of an application can be frustrating. For this reason we try to provide a definitive answer within forty-eight hours from the time we receive your complete application.