Who qualifies to live in elderly housing?

To be eligible: 

  • The head of household or spouse must be at least 62 years old or handicapped or permanently disabled


  • The household must have an annual income with the current income limits established by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Harbor House common living roomWhat is it like living in elderly housing?

Elderly housing developments are NOT nursing homes.  They are apartment buildings designed to meet and promote independent living.  They are comfortable, friendly places where residents with a common lifestyle live independently.

Most elderly housing developments offer residents a wide choice of social activities and programs.  Offerings vary, but often include such activities as morning “coffee klatch,” bingo games, exercise programs, arts and crafts, residents’ clubs, trips, and more.

Most elderly housing developments also have a Resident Services Coordinator on staff to help residents obtain outside services they may need and to assist in solving any problems that may pop up in the residents’ lives.