Because we look at all of the information provided in an application, criminal history is NOT an automatic denial! During the screening and processing of an application, we look at all of the information provided. The information is put into a scoring system and an algorithm generates a score. This score helps us to determine which applicants are approved. The algorithm is going to score the convictions based on severity, recency, and the nature of the crime. A lower score by the algorithm may cause an applicant to fall into the double security deposit category. We will not look at convictions that are more than 5 years old.