Subsidized Rentals with Services
Services in Subsidized Housing
Many buildings have a social worker and/or an on-site service coordinator. This person helps residents access community based services, such as help with housekeeping, laundry, meals, personal care, and transportation. Some buildings have services onsite which may be nonmedical or medical in nature. There are also a few buildings that actually have assisted living and memory care. Rent for subsidized housing is usually a percent of the resident’s income and payment for services is also based on income on a sliding fee scale.
Building Amenities in Subsidized Housing
All subsidized buildings have community and laundry rooms and recreation and social activities. Some community rooms are equipped with televisions, pool tables, libraries and card and game tables. A weekly, mobile postal office, bookmobile, milkman, and grocery bus or shopping bus help residents take care of their shopping needs. Some buildings have an ‘OK’ Care Program, where residents must hang an ‘I’m OK’ card on their door by a certain time or someone checks on them. Most are located for easy access to bus lines and shopping. All buildings have wheelchair accessible apartments.