Lawson Place Apartments

In a historic effort to preserve, and develop affordable housing, the Village of Yellow Springs purchased 10-12 Lawson Place in January 2022.

Due to high demand but limited availability for affordable housing, the Village of Yellow Springs has developed a lottery system selection process for interested renters. Once a unit becomes available, the Village will publish the information with a given submission deadline, and the public will have the opportunity to submit their contact information to be considered for the vacancy.

To ensure fairness, a random number generator will sort and select a name from those submitted, and that person will be contacted to start the official application process. In the event that the individual initially selected through the lottery system does not qualify or is unable to take possession of the apartment within a given time period, an additional random number will be generated and the process will continue with a new applicant.

Once randomly selected, an official rental application will need to be completed, including a $35 fee per applicant. This process will be conducted via the rental property website portal that the Village utilizes called RentRedi. Along with the official rental application, applicants will also be required to complete a background check and verify income.

• Background Check: Applicants are required to pass a background check which includes: rental history & evictions, criminal history, and credit report.

Income Verification: Applicants are required to complete the income verification process. Successful applications will have income equal to or greater than 3 times the monthly rent of $721 per month. In the event that the applicants income is below the minimum, a co-signer that meets this criteria is able to be added.

Apartment rentals include heat, water, and trash. All tenants are responsible for their own electric and are required to establish an account with the Village Utility Department.

To express interest in an available apartment and be added to the lottery process, or for general questions about the apartment(s), please call or email your contact information to:
Erica Thomas


Apartment lottery open:

12 Lawson Pl Apt 15 is an upstairs unit, photos to be posted soon.

Lottery opens September 21, 2023 and closes October 6, 2023 at 5pm. Potential tenant will be notified after 5pm on Friday October 6th and must start the verification process no later than October 9, 2023 to remain eligible. The lease will need to be started no later than November 1, 2023. If the initial potential tenant cannot complete the process within the specified timeline, the next random applicant will be contacted.