At Treehouse, we are building a community where people are kind to one another. With your help, we will build a space where neighbors are open to share their lives together, that is reflective of the diversity within Los Angeles and will ultimately become a place we all call home!
The following questions are designed to understand who you are as a person, neighbor, friend, and community member. This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and what makes you excited to be part of a new kind way of living.
At Treehouse the comfort and security of our community is critical. We charge a $40 application fee to run the standard credit and background checks and ensure your security, and everyone's security.
While these checks are necessary it is your story as a person that really counts. The following questions will give you the opportunity to tell us your story.
Should for any reason you need to take a break from filling out the questions, just come back to this page, re-enter your email and we will send you a link to pick up from where you left off.
If you're not ready to apply, please click here to request a tour and find out more information.
So, let's get started!
We're creating beautiful living space for our Residents. Please pick your desired living space in order from 1 – 3 with 1 being your first choice and 3 your last.
We're building a diverse community here at Treehouse. Please answer the following questions so we can get to know you better.
That was great, thank you for sharing your story with us. Now its time for credit and background checks.
On the next pages, you will be asked to electronically sign a Disclosure and Authorization form ("Authorization form") that will allow our background agency, VICTIG, to run the check.
Para informacion en espanol, visite https://www.consumerfinance.gov/es/ o escribe a la Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street N.W., Washington, DC 20552.
A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. There are many types of consumer reporting agencies, including credit bureaus and specialty agencies (such as agencies that sell information about check writing histories, medical records, and rental history records). Here is a summary of your major rights under the FCRA. For more information, including information about additional rights, go to www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore or write to: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street N.W., Washington, DC 20552.
You must be told if information in your file has been used against you. Anyone who uses a credit report or another type of consumer report to deny your application for credit, insurance, or employment - or to take another adverse action against you - must tell you, and must give you the name, address, and phone number of the agency that provided the information.
You have the right to know what is in your file. You may request and obtain all the information about you in the files of a consumer reporting agency (your "file disclosure"). You will be required to provide proper identification, which may include your Social Security number. In many cases, the disclosure will be free. You are entitled to a free file disclosure if:
a person has taken adverse action against you because of information in your credit report;
you are the victim of identity theft and place a fraud alert in your file;
your file contains inaccurate information as a result of fraud;
you are on public assistance;
you are unemployed but expect to apply for employment within 60 days.
In addition, all consumers are entitled to one free disclosure every 12 months upon request from each nationwide credit bureau and from nationwide specialty consumer reporting agencies.
See www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore for additional information.
You have the right to ask for a credit score. Credit scores are numerical summaries of your credit-worthiness based on information from credit bureaus. You may request a credit score from consumer reporting agencies that create scores or distribute scores used in residential real property loans, but you will have to pay for it. In some mortgage transactions, you will receive credit score information for free from the mortgage lender.
You have the right to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information. If you identify information in your file that is incomplete or inaccurate, and report it to the consumer reporting agency, the agency must investigate unless your dispute is frivolous.
See www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore for an explanation of dispute procedures.
Consumer reporting agencies must correct or delete inaccurate, incomplete, or unverifiable information. Inaccurate, incomplete, or unverifiable information must be removed or corrected, usually within 30 days. However, a consumer reporting agency may continue to report information it has verified as accurate.
Consumer reporting agencies may not report outdated negative information. In most cases, a consumer reporting agency may not report negative information that is more than seven years old, or bankruptcies that are more than 10 years old.
Access to your file is limited. A consumer reporting agency may provide information about you only to people with a valid need -- usually to consider an application with a creditor, insurer, employer, landlord, or other business. The FCRA specifies those with a valid need for access.
You must give your consent for reports to be provided to employers. A consumer reporting agency may not give out information about you to your employer, or a potential employer, without your written consent given to the employer. Written consent generally is not required in the trucking industry. For more information, go to www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
You may limit "prescreened" offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report. Unsolicited "prescreened" offers for credit and insurance must include a toll-free phone number you can call if you choose to remove your name and address from the lists these offers are based on. You may opt out with the nationwide credit bureaus at 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688).
You may seek damages from violators. If a consumer reporting agency, or, in some cases, a user of consumer reports or a furnisher of information to a consumer reporting agency violates the FCRA, you may be able to sue in state or federal court.
Identity theft victims and active duty military personnel have additional rights. For more information, visit www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
States may enforce the FCRA, and many states have their own consumer reporting laws. In some cases, you may have more rights under state law. For more information, contact your state or local consumer protection agency or your state Attorney General. For information about your federal rights, contact:
FTC Western Regional Office or
Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Response Center - FCRA Washington, DC 20580
Notice Regarding Background Investigation Pursuant to California Law
Treehouse Co-living (the "Company") intends to obtain information about you from an investigative consumer reporting agency
and/or a consumer credit reporting agency for tenant screening purposes. Thus, you can expect to be the subject of "investigative consumer reports" and "consumer credit reports" obtained for tenant screening purposes. Such reports may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics and mode of living. With respect to any investigative consumer report from an investigative consumer reporting agency ("ICRA"), the Company may investigate the information contained in your lease application and other background information about you, including but not limited to obtaining a criminal record report, verifying references, work history, your educational achievements, licensure, and certifications, your driving record, and other information about you, and interviewing people who are knowledgeable about you. The results of this report may be used as a factor in making tenant screening decisions. The source of any investigative consumer report (as that term is defined under California law) will be VICTIG, www.victig.com, 14587 S 790 W Suite A, Bluffdale, UT 84065, Phone: 866-886-5644, Fax: 866-543-2477 / 866-543-2477. The source of any credit report will be VICTIG, www.victig.com, 14587 S 790 W Suite A, Bluffdale, UT 84065, Phone: 866-886-5644, Fax: 866-543-2477 / 866-543-2477.
The Company agrees to provide you with a copy of an investigative consumer report when required to do so under California law.
Under California Civil Code section 1786.22, you are entitled to find out from an ICRA what is in the ICRA's file on you with proper identification, as follows:
In person, by visual inspection of your file during normal business hours and on reasonable notice. You also may request a copy of the information in person. The ICRA may not charge you more than the actual copying costs for providing you with a copy of your file.
A summary of all information contained in the ICRA's file on you that is required to be provided by the California Civil Code will be provided to you via telephone, if you have made a written request, with proper identification, for telephone disclosure, and the toll charge, if any, for the telephone call is prepaid by or charged directly to you.
By requesting a copy be sent to a specified addressee by certified mail. ICRAs complying with requests for certified mailings shall not be liable for disclosures to third parties caused by mishandling of mail after such mailings leave the ICRAs.
"Proper Identification" includes documents such as a valid driver's license, social security account number, military identification card, and credit cards. Only if you cannot identify yourself with such information may the ICRA require additional information concerning your employment and personal or family history in order to verify your identity.
The ICRA will provide trained personnel to explain any information furnished to you and will provide a written explanation of any coded information contained in files maintained on you. This written explanation will be provided whenever a file is provided to you for visual inspection.
You may be accompanied by one other person of your choosing, who must furnish reasonable identification. An ICRA may require you to furnish a written statement granting permission to the ICRA to discuss your file in such person's presence.
DISCLOSURE AND AUTHORIZATION
[IMPORTANT -- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING ACKNOWLEDGMENT] DISCLOSURE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
Treehouse Co-living ("the Company") may obtain information about you from a consumer reporting agency for tenant screening purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a "consumer report" and/or an "investigative consumer report" which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as your neighbors, friends, or associates. These reports may contain information regarding your criminal history, social security trace, employment and education references, credit history, professional licenses and credentials. You have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of this notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report. Please be advised that the nature and scope of the most common form of investigative consumer report obtained with regard to applicants for residency is an investigation into your rental performance history conducted by VICTIG, www.victig.com, 14587 S 790 W Suite A, Bluffdale, UT 84065, Phone: 866-886-5644, Fax: 866-543-2477 / 866-543-2477, or another outside organization. This Disclosure and Authorization allows the Company to obtain from any outside organization all manner of consumer reports and investigative consumer reports now and, if approved for residency, throughout the course of your tenancy to the extent permitted by law. As a result, you should carefully consider whether to exercise your right to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
New York and Maine applicants or residents only: You have the right to inspect and receive a copy of any investigative consumer report requested by Treehouse Co-living by contacting the consumer reporting agency identified above directly.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AUTHORIZATION
I acknowledge receipt of the DISCLOSURE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION and A SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT and certify that I have read and understand both of those documents. I hereby authorize the obtaining of "consumer reports" and/or "investigative consumer reports" at any time after receipt of this authorization and, if I am approved for residency, throughout my tenancy. To this end, I hereby authorize, without reservation, any law enforcement agency, administrator, state or federal agency, institution, school or university (public or private), information service bureau, employer, or insurance company to furnish any and all background information requested by VICTIG, www.victig.com, 14587 S 790 W Suite A, Bluffdale, UT 84065, Phone: 866-886-5644, Fax: 866-543-2477 / 866-543-2477, another outside organization acting on behalf of the Company, and/or the Company itself. I agree that a facsimile ("fax"), electronic or photographic copy of this Authorization shall be as valid as the original.
Please provide proof of income in the form of 2 months of pay slips and/or bank statements.
$40 Application Fee