How are roommates assigned?
We ask all applicants to fill out a housing applicaiton that includes questions that cover everything from general personality to living habits. We take answers to these questions very seriously! We also consider age, previous communal living experience, and whether or not someone will have a car. Most importantly, we pray over every applicant and ask the Lord who they should room with.
Can I choose who I live with?
Yes! If you know who you'd like to live with in our housing, simply include all of the names on your housing application. A full unit is four tenants.
Is your housing furnished?
Yes! All of our townhome units are completely furnished, including the kitchen.
Do the units have a washer and dryer?
Not all of them. Standard townhomes utilize on-site, coin-operated laundry machines. These cost $1.00 to wash and $1.00 to dry. Standard Plus and Deluxe townhomes have laundry machines in the unit. Generally, these units are reserved for returning, second, and third year students.
Is internet available in the units?
Some buildings have internet already set up where students can choose to pay a one-time fee for the duration of their lease. Some students opt to set up their own and split costs among their roomates. It is up to students to decide which option they prefer.
Is TV/Cable available in the units?
No, TVs are not included. Students are more than welcome to bring their own TV set and work that out amongst their roommates.
Are utilities included in the rent?
No, utilities are separate from the rent and are to be set up by one designated student from each unit through Redding Electric Utility (REC.) More information on this process is communicated to students prior to arrival. Utilities for our units typically range from $60-$80/person depending on over all usage of A/C and heat.
How far is Redding Prayer Housing from the Civic Auditorium and Bethel Church's main campus?
Our housing is located in the Clay Street apartments off of Lake Boulevard. These apartments are a 9 minute drive to the Civic and an 8 minute drive to Bethel's main church campus.
Is there an application fee? How do I pay it?
Yes, there is a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 for single students and $50.00 for married couples. Pay for this by going to 'paypal.me/mtes' via PayPal. If the app is not already downloaded, you can go to Google Play or the Apple App Store and search for 'PayPal'.
What is the application process?
Students apply online via our application form. Once the student has paid the application fee, the student will be contacted within a few days on whether or not they have been accepted to our housing. In some cases, students may be contacted by phone or email if there are any questions that our assistant has in regards to an applicant.
How and when do I pay rent?
Rent is due on the first of every month in the form of a check or cash and is given directly to the landlords, Mike or Sue Tesauro.
How much is the security deposit?
The security deposit is equal to one month's rent and is to be sent to Mike Tesauro. Further information will be given throughout the application process.
I will be an international student. How do I pay?
For payments like the application fee, international students can use either PayPal (the link will be provided via email. Further details will be given to international students during the application process for the security deposit. Once arrived in Redding, international students will need to pay with cash or check.