Rent and Access

Rent

When is rent due? When is my rent considered late?

Rent is due on the 1st of the month. Rent is considered late if it is received after the 5th of the month. There is a $75 fee for late rent. There is a $5 late fee for our HUD subsidized units.

*While the statewide and city COVID eviction moratorium is in effect, late fees will not be assessed.


Can I pay in cash?

No, rent may be paid online or by personal check, cashier's check, or money order.


Can I pay rent online?

Yes! You can pay rent online with your checking or savings account or by credit card. You will need to contact your site manager to get information to sign up.


Visit: http://bit.ly/bwhpayrent and http://bit.ly/bwrentfaq for more information.


Where can I get a money order?

Money orders are available at post offices, and at most grocery and convenience stores.


How do I fill out a money order/how do I fill out my rent check?

Bellwether Housing will not accept a check or money order that is not correctly and completely filled out. Bellwether staff cannot complete checks or money orders for you.


Personal Checks must include:

  • Pay to the Order of: Bellwether or Apartment Name

  • Rent Payment Amount in numbers (example: $678.00)

  • Rent Payment Amount written out (example: Six Hundred Seventy-Eight and no/00)

  • Apartment Number — if it is not in the printed address, write your apartment number in the note section at the bottom left of the check

  • Your Signature — sign your name in the signature section of the check (bottom right hand corner)

  • Your Signature — sign your name in the signature section of the check (bottom right hand corner)

  • Money Orders must include:

  • Pay to the Order of: Bellwether or Apartment Name

  • Your Name/Signature in the From section

  • Apartment Number - write your apartment number in the Address or Note section


See a money order example.


What can I do if I can't pay my rent on time?

Contact your Site Manager as soon as possible to see if a payment plan may be an option. Also contact the Resident Services team, they can help you find rental assistance and other resources.