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Rental Criteria

Rental Criteria

Thank you for your interest in The Longfellow Senior Housing for adults 62 and older. We offer affordable one-, and two-bedroom apartment homes. Our community has transformed the historic Henry W. Longfellow Elementary School building from classrooms to apartment interiors, commons areas, and community spaces. A brand new building was also constructed for additional housing. All apartments are brand new have have never been lived in! Our community also offers in-house residents services, parking, added green spaces, and on-site management professionals. 
  • Satisfactory rental history. (Lack of history will not be a cause for rejection).
  • No previous evictions for lease violations.
  • Good credit history. (Lack of history will not be a cause for rejection).
  • Demonstrated ability to pay rent.
  • All adult members in the household must pass drug screening.
  • Must meet Student Eligibility
Below are outlines of the application process. We hope this helps you in submitting your application.

Completing Your Application:

Please complete the application in its entirety. If any areas do not apply to your household, indicate them with N/A in the appropriate section. In addition to submitting this application, you will also need the following:
  • Current state photo ID for every household member over the age of 18,
  • Birth certificates for every household member, and
  • Social security cards for all household members.

Submitting Your Application:

Once your application is complete and you have all additional documentation, submit your application and 
documentation in its entirety to the Management Office.

Methods for Submission:

  • Drop off the application at our office at The Longfellow 650 E 140th St, Cleveland, OH 44110 during business hours (M-F 9:00 AM 5:00 PM)
  • Send the application via email to
  • Mail the application to our office at The Longfellow 650 E 140th St, Cleveland, OH 44110
Once the complete application and documentation are received, we can begin processing and discuss with you the apartment availability. A $100 holding deposit will be required to reserve a unit.

We look forward to working with you on your application. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us or set up an appointment to complete your application in person


The Longfellow