Housing Lease Guaranty Program
For eligible house staff seeking off-campus housing, NYU can act as a guarantor through its lease guaranty program. You must be a resident or clinical fellow under the auspices of the Graduate Medical Education office to qualify.
When applying for a lease guaranty, be sure to advise the landlord that NYU School of Medicine needs approximately five business days to approve the guaranty. Please note that lease guaranty forms may not be altered. Other guaranty forms requiring an NYU School of Medicine sign-off may not be incorporated into your lease guaranty. The amount of the guaranty may not exceed program guidelines.
If your prospective landlord has questions about the program, you may print and provide this landlord letter.
Lease Guaranty Program for House Staff
To apply, you must complete the lease guaranty acknowledgement, guaranty application, and guaranty form. If you’re sharing rental expenses, your guaranty forms should reflect only the rental amount that would be guaranteed for you, within our guidelines.
Hard copies of the guaranty forms with original signatures are required, along with the following:
- A copy of photo ID for each tenant on the lease, even if his or her rent isn’t being guaranteed.
- A copy of your Match or employment letter.
- A copy of the lease, showing all tenants who will sign the lease, the monthly rent due from each tenant, and the term of the lease. This does not have to be an executed copy.
Bring all items indicated on the lease guaranty checklist together to Housing Services at One Park Avenue, 5th Floor, for review and approval. Please do not submit forms separately.
Approved documents will be printed copies with a notarized signature and must be picked up in person, or they can be sent to you via mail. Please provide either the postal mailing address or contact telephone number.
Following approval, and to complete the guaranty process, please return a copy of your executed lease to Housing Services within five business days.