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How To Find an Apartment

Finding an apartment can be stressful and overwhelming. The GDAA is here to help you with some useful tips so you can easily search for your perfect apartment home! Happy hunting!

BUDGET – Decide on your range for your “ideal rent” amount. This is different for everyone based on individual circumstances. Don’t overextend yourself. Keep it realistic.

WISH LIST – Do you want a balcony? A pool on-site? Washer and dryer in unit? Do you have a pet? Make a list of needs and wants before you begin shopping.

SHOP – Drive, walk around, or search the internet for different parts of the city where you might like to live. Consider commute times, your lifestyle needs and local conveniences. Once you find an area you like, search for apartments for rent in that locale. Printed classified ads like the Apartment Guide is a great place to start looking. The internet also has a multitude of resources to help you find your dream apartment, including
Be sure to check the apartment communities are Greater Dayton Apartment Association members. All of these tools can give you a better idea of what’s available before you visit an apartment community.

VISIT – Once you sift through your numerous options and find a few apartments that interest you, schedule a visit with each property. Do a thorough inspection and take notes. Keep a record of each apartment you visit. Note what features are extra or missing. Take measurements of the rooms and doorways to ensure furniture fits on moving day. Turn on light switches, look inside closets, check water pressure, visit the laundry room, and walk the grounds. Ask lots of questions. Who controls the heat? When is the apartment available? Are they members of the GDAA? Will they paint before you move in? Don’t be scared to ask questions. The person showing you the apartment will be more than willing to provide you with any information you might need to make an informed decision.

APPLY – You’ll likely need to bring necessary paperwork, such as a statement of earnings, your social security card, or other required documents in order to submit an application. An application fee may also apply depending on the property. Once the application has been approved, read the lease thoroughly and sign yourself into your new apartment home!

If you are looking for low-income housing communities. Click the "SEARCH" button to find a list of apartments offering rates based on your income.


Rental Registration

The State of Ohio requires residential rental property owners to register their rental properties with the County Auditor.  Residential Rental Properties include real property, one or more dwelling units leased or rented solely for residential purposes, or a mobile home park or a site where lots are leased for parking mobile/manufactured homes/ RVs for residential purposes.  This regulation does not pertain to hotels or college dorms. 

Section A.  If you are an Individual owner or Sole Proprietor, please include your Full Name.  If a Partnership, Corporation or Trust, please include the name of the entity as well as the name of a corporate officer. Phone refers to the primary contact phone number for the property.

Section B. The State of Ohio requires that a contact agent must be designated for a corporation or other business entity.   

Please fill out information for each residential rental property owned in Montgomery County. The parcel ID number is available at under the Property Record Tab. 

Mail completed form to:

Karl Keith

Rental Registration

451 W Third St. PO BOX 972

Dayton, OH 45422.

Or fax to (937) 225-5036.

Within 60 days of any change in this information, the owner of the residential property is required to update this information with the County Auditor's office.

This information is public record and failure to provide this information in a timely manner is a minor misdemeanor and may result in the assessment of a penalty of up to $150 against property that is subject to the violation.  

Please call (937) 225-4314 for assistance.

Community Action Partnership

Community Action Partnership or CAP is a non-profit organization a nonprofit Community Action Agency committed to eliminating poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by providing various programs and services for individuals and families in Auglaize, Butler, Darke, Greene, Mercer, Montgomery, Preble and Warren Counties. The website provides an opportunity to inform and educate you on the services they provide, the counties they serve and the ways that you may be involved with their agency either through employment or volunteering.


Walk-in Services

At our 719 Main Street facility, Community Action Partnership has staff available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to see people on a walk-in basis. Please bring the following documentation to your interview: Picture ID, Social Security Cards for all household members, Proof of income for the last 13 weeks

For more information contact:


Emergency Services

Community Action Partnership provides services for customers with urgent basic human needs such as food, clothing, financial assistance, and emergency shelter.

Information and Referral/ Short-Term Case Management

Persons wishing to receive these services should call (937) 341-5000 for information and referrals for emergency shelter, emergency financial assistance, food pantries, and local clothing resources.


Kroger Plus Donations Program


Did you know every purchase you make at your local Kroger could be helping local families in need pay their rent? Register your Kroger Plus Card today and Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to the GDAA Rent Foundation

To register your Kroger card, go online at:

Already registered? It's time to re-register!!!

If you don't have a Kroger card, pick one up at the Kroger Service Desk.

Go to the website and click on sign in/register

Register your card online

Enter 83059 or GDAA RENT FOUNDATION then update or confirm your info.

The GDAA Rent Foundation will receive a donation from what you spend!

Call 937-293-1170 with your questions.


Red, White, and Boom! How to Avoid Those July Fourth Disasters

July 1, 2015Amanda Cupp, One Call Now

Over the Fourth of July holiday, families and friends come together to celebrate the nation’s founding; however, for property managers of residential apartment communities, it’s a time for vigilance against the many types of accidents and incidents that can occur when people congregate and celebrations get out of hand.

To keep Independence Day in your community fun and safe for everyone, be aware of these common dangers, and take steps to avoid them.

Fireworks accidents

It seems that the news around this time of year always includes fireworks accidents, ranging from minor to extremely serious. Last year in California, two men were trying to ignite a mortar-type firework device when it exploded in their hands, seriously injuring both men.

And in Massachusetts, a man and a teenage boy were attempting to light a commercial-grade firework when it exploded, seriously injuring the teen’s hand. Both incidents occurred at apartment communities.

Back-porch cookout disasters

An unattended grill on a balcony caused a 2014 fire at a residential community in Louisiana. The fire left residents of twelve apartments homeless. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the building’s third floor was a total loss, while the first and second floors suffered extreme water damage. 

Pool hazards

A 2013 lawsuit followed the near-drowning of a 3-year-old Maryland boy who wandered into the gated pool area of the apartment community where he lived. The boy survived but suffered permanent brain damage.

An appellate court ruled in favor of the child’s mother, and against the community’s management, when it found that the community had failed to follow state safety standards for swimming pools.

Drinking to excess

Where there are celebrations, there’s likely to be alcohol, and lots of it. TheNational Institute on Drug Abuse reports that over the July Fourth holiday in 2009, about 942 emergency room visits each day could be attributed to alcohol use by people younger than twenty-one. That was double the typical number.

Alcohol can cause a number of ill effects in residential apartment communities, including accidents with fireworks, grills, and pools. It also can increase instances of domestic violence and injuries.

Heading off potential problems over the Independence Day holiday

For all the potential dangers of the July Fourth holiday, the keys to prevention are anticipation and communication. To head off problems, take the following steps:

* Think through the specific problems that could arise in your community.

* Review local safety statutes, or consult with your attorney, to ensure that your pool and other areas comply.

* Put together a comprehensive flyer, broken down by category, including specific safety information for residents.

* List penalties for breaking local laws or for failing to abide by community rules, up to and including eviction.

* Make it clear that residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests, including drinking in common areas.

* Place the safety flyer on all resident doors several days in advance of the holiday, and post it in visible locations throughout the community.

* Add a notice to your website home page, and post the flyer on the site for download.

* Use an automated texting or calling service to contact residents with the main points of your flyer, and direct them to the website for more information.

With a little preparation, you can make it a safe holiday for everyone in your community.


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