What should I know before my
son/daughter chooses a new apartment home?
A lease is a basic agreement between your child and the owner of
the community. The lease is legally binding and enforceable through
the legal system. If they choose to move out before the end of the
lease terms, the resident could still be responsible to pay the
remainder of the lease agreement.
What deposits are required?
A damage deposit of $1,000 is required at the time of application
to our community. This is a refundable deposit, and is strictly
used to deduct damages and any other balances after your child
moves out. It can never be used towards rent or other fees accrued
during the lease term. You also have the option to sign on as a
guarantor, or co-signer, to your child’s lease. To apply as a
guarantor, you must meet the following requirements: at least 7
years of established credit with a 600+ minimum credit score and no
history of evictions or foreclosures, and a minimum of three times
your child’s rent in gross income each month. Should you be
approved as a guarantor at our community, the deposit will be
Is renters insurance required?
No, however it is encouraged. Renter’s insurance is a policy you
can purchase to protect your child’s personal property in the case
of a fire, flood, or other natural disaster. Per the liability
clause in your son or daughter’s lease agreement, the apartment
management/landlord is not liable for any belongings damaged.
Replacement of your child’s belongings, if they are damaged, lost,
or stolen, could be covered. The Crossing doesn’t not promote any
specific insurance coverage company to use.
What does the apartment include?
Each lease agreement will include rental of a bedroom in each
apartment that is fully furnished with full-size bed, desk with
chair, dresser, and nightstand. The living/common area that will be
shared by other roommates in the apartment will include a sofa,
loveseat, coffee table, end table, dining table, and chairs. TVs
are provided in the common area of the 3 bedroom apartments. All
appliances will be provided as well, including full-size washer and
What utilities are my child’s
In addition to the monthly rent, each resident will be responsible
for only their portion of electric, water, and wastewater. The
electric bill is split equally by the number of occupied bedrooms.
So, for example, if all bedrooms are occupied in a four-bedroom
apartment and the utility bill is $100, each roommate will be
charged $25. Internet, pest control, and trash pickup are included
in the monthly rent for no additional cost.
What is your pet policy?
We are no longer accepting pets.
What type of apartments are
The Crossing Apartments offers 3- and 4-bedroom floor plans.
How close is the community the Santa
Fe College campus?
We are directly across from the campus on NW 83rd Street. We are
approximately 43 steps from the campus.
When is rent due?
Rent is due on the 1st of each month, with the exception of August,
in which rent is due on your child’s lease start date. The
Crossings uses an installment lease, meaning that the lease runs
for 12 installment payments of equal value, despite the first
payment not being due until move-in day, to add up to an annual sum
determined on your child’s first page of the lease. There is a
three-day grace period before rent is late. Online rental payments
through our Resident Portal can be automatically set up once the
resident has moved in and the individual tenant codes have been
supplied to the resident from the office staff.
Do you allow short-term leases?
Our standard lease agreement runs for 12 months, however we do
offer other options for lease expirations—December 23 and May 30.
All leases ending on these other dates are considered “short-term”
and will come at an additional premium each month.
Do you allowing subletting?
Yes. However, the resident will be responsible for finding his/her
own sublet. Once someone has agreed to take over the lease, both
parties will work with the leasing team to complete any necessary
Can my child pick their roommate?
It is not necessary to lease the apartment with other roommates.
However, we are more than willing to accommodate those that already
have roommates in mind. Roommate matching forms will be completed
at the time of application. Our roommate-matching survey is used to
best place each resident with another person that has the same
interests based on his/her answers provided.
When is move-in day?
Please call our office for move in and move out dates.
Do you allow coed apartments?
We do not do coed roommate matching, however, if the apartment is
fully leased with individuals who have given written consent, we
can place your son or daughter with their preferred roommates, even
if it is a coed living situation.
Do you allow non-students?
Yes, if a new resident does not attend school and meets all our
approval criteria, he/she can also live at The Crossing Apartments.
What if my child doesn’t get along
with his/her new roommates?
We suggest that the roommates have a discussion of boundaries
immediately after moving in, even if they have known them for a
long time. This will help with establishing guidelines for living
together. We ask that roommates attempt to talk about any issues
within the household prior to contacting the leasing office. If
they are unable to resolve, the leasing team may be able to assist
with the outcome on a case-by-case basis.
Does The Crossing Apartments provide
The Crossing Apartments provides limited-access entry to the
community. However, it is the resident’s responsibility to lock up
his/her personal belongings and vehicles.