Citadel Application Process
One of the major challenges for making the Citadel a reality instead of remaining a dream is the ability to:
- Help make it affordable for Patriots to move in with little money down
- Keep costs competitive or cheaper than equal housing costs elsewhere across the country
- Get rid of the banks' ridiculous 20% deposit rule, then,
- Make sure our residents can find work!
The process for becoming a resident of the Citadel:
Step One: Read the Patriot Agreement and if you can agree to the voluntary terms of living with your fellow Patriots, continue to Step Two.
Step Two: Fill out the Application Form and submit the application/reservation fee. If your application is not accepted, your application/reservation fee will be refunded (minus a $33 administrative fee). If you are offered residence, the full deposit will apply to your lease! The application/reservation fee is $208 and may be paid via PayPal, FRNs (check or Money Order) or a combination of Gold and/or Silver US Eagles (Silver or Gold Eagles ONLY -- no 90% coins).
Step Three: You will be contacted by a Citadel Representative to complete the application process. This consists of collecting additional information.
Step Four: You and each adult intending to live with you in the Citadel must be available for an interview by Skype.
Step Five: You and each adult intending to live with you in the Citadel must be available for a personal interview. This personal interview may happen in Idaho at the site of the Citadel (if you are able to make the journey) or a Citadel Representative will schedule a weekend of meetings in your region at a major hotel to meet with several candidates over the weekend.
Step Six: You will be informed if your application has been approved or denied somewhere between 120-180 days after submitting your application.
Step Seven: Once you have been approved, you must finalize the details of your custom home, including square footage, lot size, et cetera. You will be required to begin paying 25% of your full lease price 90 days after your application has been approved. Once the Construction Team breaks ground on your residence, you will be required to pay 1/2 of the lease price each month. Once your home is completed and ready for your custom interior, you will be responsible for paying your full lease price. All lease monies you submit once you have been approved will be deposited into an escrow account controlled by an Idaho Attorney.
The single variable that is most difficult to quantify is the period between your approval and breaking ground on your home. Once construction on your home has begun it should be completed and ready for you between 60 and 120 days later. We hope to acquire our final destination for the Citadel during the summer of 2013, and break ground shortly after.