Dear concerned family member,
This I will tell you of management companies. They set the standard of no felonies and they stick to it. I had a 45 year old woman that had an offense when she was 20. Today she earns close to six figures and has outstanding credit. They saw the felony on her record and was immediately denied. I found a private landlord and both her and the landlord are happy.
Steer away from management companies and look for a private landlord.