What is the application process?
All applications can be completed online. A current State-issued Drivers License or photo ID are required with the application, along with proof of income (3 most recent paystubs). This documentation can be uploaded online or brought into the property. We process all applications through SafeRent and may conditionally approve your application(s) while you wait. All applications are given final approval by the Property Manager within 72 hours.
Is there a minimum income requirement?
Yes. Your total income must be at least 2 times the portion of your rent you are responsible for. If you do not meet the minimum income requirement, you have the option of applying with a guarantor. For more information, contact the leasing office.
How do I know if my application will be conditionally approved through SafeRent?
Your SafeRent rental score results from a mathematical analysis of information found in your consumer credit report, application, and previous rental history. To better understand the scoring criteria, click here.
What is the application fee?
The application fee is $60 per applicant. The fee is non-refundable given the fact that it covers the cost of processing your application.
What is the advanced rental deposit for and how much is it?
A $100 advanced rental deposit is due upon completion of the application. The fee reserves the apartment for you while the application is processed. Once your application is approved, the advanced rental deposit will be applied to your first months rent upon move-in. If your application is not approved, the advanced rental deposit will be refunded.
How much is the move-in fee?
A $400 move-in fee is charged to cover the cost to process your move-in. The fee is non-refundable. This fee is due upon move-in with the balance of your first months rent.
Are utilities included?
Gas, trash, water and electric are included. Residents are responsible for cable, phone, and/or internet services if they decide to get them.
What is your parking policy?
Off-street parking is not available at the community.
How many people can live in each floor plan type?
Standard occupancy is 2 persons per bedroom
What if my apartment of choice isn't available?
Please visit the floor plans page of our website and select "get notified". As soon as that apartment is available, you will receive an email notification.
We comply with Equal Housing Opportunity Regulations. Equal access
to all types of housing is not only a right, but it is the law and policy of
this government. It is illegal for any person to discriminate in housing on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.
So far so good! The residence is very quiet and secure; the staff are really knowledgeable and nice! The space is in an optimal location, right in the heart of Foggy Bottom. The space is also very clean and freshly painted between tenants. The complex also has great amenities with utilities included in the rent.- Empire Resident
My experience at Empire Apartments has been wonderful! I have lived here for the past six years, and the management and maintenance staff have been great. Cheers to Takira, LaShawn, Miguel, and Ana for their fantastic work here at Empire. Thank you so much!- Empire Resident
Empire Apartments is great for undergrads and young professionals, especially if they haven't rented an apartment before (the kitchen space, oven, and fridge are small but get the job done). The staff is courteous and friendly and do their best to address any concerns. In addition, the Foggy Bottom neighborhood is conveniently located near grocery stores and transit.- Empire Resident
Quiet community and good location in the heart of Foggy Bottom. Maintenance issues taken care of promptly, and office staff are always patient and willing to help residents. Good for students and young professionals.- Empire Resident
This apartment is the best place for GW university students and is convenient in many ways. There are subways and buses nearby, as well as the Lincoln Memorial and Kennedy Center, so it is a good place not only to study, but also to enjoy other Washington D.C. life. The apartment is old but relatively well maintained and the management staff are very friendly.- Empire Resident
I have felt very welcome and attended to since I moved in. Any question I have that I email about get answers extremely quickly. I have had barely any issues, and anything I have had an issue with has gotten fixed almost immediately. I enjoy living here.- Empire Resident
An older, well managed apartment building in a great location. Close to parks, supermarkets, businesses, cafes and restaurants. Accessible via public transportation--both subway/metro and multiple bus routes.- Empire Resident
I like the Empire Apartments. It has been more than five years since I moved to the Empire Apartments. It has a great location and friendly environment. The management is very responsive and helpful.- Empire Resident
Empire apartment is located within the GW campus zone, so it is very safe and quiet. Washington DC's famous places such as the Lincoln Memorial and Kennedy Center are close by, and the metro and capital bikes are easy to access. Not only is the apartment very well maintained, but the staffs are also very friendly and sincere. The rent is cheaper than other apartments nearby, and it is highly recommended if you want to live in the foggy bottom.- Empire Resident
Management and staff have been very helpful in getting me set up, and responding to requests and questions. The apartment was very clean and spacious when I moved in, and has great character and aesthetics. The flooring is super unique and fun!- Empire Resident