Heirloom Court appeals to low-income seniorsHeirloom Court, a 31 unit one-bedroom apartment community for very low income seniors ages 62 and over, staged an open house last week and highlighted the units for visitors.
Heirloom Court, a 31 unit one-bedroom apartment community for very low income seniors ages 62 and over, staged an open house last week and highlighted the units for visitors.
Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI), a St. Paul based non-profit housing provider, opened Heirloom Court 100 at Heirloom Ave. recently and already the building is about two-thirds full. The three-story structure actually has 30 rentable units. One unit is for the manager of the building.
The company is also in the process of constructing another 16-unit building named Tribute Commons at 123 Heritage Boulevard. That building will be opening May 26 and is designed for very-low income adults with physical disabilities.
At Heirloom Court and Tribute Commons rent is based on 30 percent of household monthly income with rental assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Income limits apply, but no minimum income is required to qualify. Renters must have a qualifying disability to live at Tribute Commons and must be over the age of 62 to live at Heirloom Court. Rent includes heat, water, sewer, and trash/snow removal. Each unit has individual heat control. There is no application fee and applicants are not obligated to move in by applying.
Heirloom Court units have approximately 540 square feet of living space in each apartment. Of the 31 units, six are wheelchair accessible apartments, available for seniors who need a barrier-free apartment. The wheelchair accessible apartments include grab bars in the shower and bath, dishwashers, ample cupboard and closet space, and an open floor plan.
At Tribute Commons, located at 123 Heritage Boulevard, apartments will include features such as accessible stove-tops and ovens, roll-under counters and sinks in the kitchen and bath, large roll-in showers, 36-inch wide doors with lever-action handles, and raised electrical outlets and lowered light switches to accommodate the needs of adults with disabilities.
Common areas include: a controlled access, hands-free entry system; elevator service; laundry facilities on each floor; a large, multipurpose community room with kitchen facilities; and an outdoor patio with gas grill.
The non-profit sponsor and developer, Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI), owns and manages both apartment communities. Founded in 1978, ASI is a St. Paul, Minnesota-based national, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable, independent and supportive living opportunities for persons with physical disabilities and brain injuries, as well as seniors.
For more information or to request a housing application contact Devin Vander Schaaf at (800) 466-7722 Ext 225 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and housing applications are also available online via ASI’s website at www.accessiblespace.org.