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"RESIDENCE FOR THE MOBILITY IMPAIRED"

LIVING UNITS
8 studio apartments and 13 one-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens with electric range and refrigerator, carpets, and drapes. Units specifically designed for persons with mobility impairments needing the special design features of the unit. Special design features include lower counters, sinks, stoves, light switches, and peepholes on main door of unit; higher outlets; showers that allow wheelchair access; wheelchair access below range top; 3-foot-wide doors and/or pocket doors; 5-foot turning radius; handicapped-width unit parking spaces; and ground-level units.

FACILITIES
Community/recreation room and laundry room (1) equipped with coin-operated machines. Limited parking available.

HUD RULE
The office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a 40% Rule, which is currently in effect.

This rule states that HUD property owners must make at least 40% of the assisted units that become available each fiscal year to applicants who are in the extremely low-income bracket at the time of admission to the property. The HUD rule also states, "Owners may not select tenants in an order different from that of the waiting list for the purpose of selecting higher income families for residence. While higher-income applicants may be skipped in order to achieve 40% extremely low-income, lower-income tenants may not be skipped in favor of others who have higher income. Because of this ruling, your position on the active waiting list could change.

STATE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED HOUSING NOTICE 2012-11

HUD requirements, effective 06/11/2012, states that all applicants must provide a complete list of all states in which any household member has resided. Criminal background checks must be performed for the state of California and for all states where an applicant and members of the applicant's household may have resided.

QUALIFYING
Applicants needing the accessibility features of the units must be 18 years of age or older. Qualified applicants that are under the age of 18 must apply with parent or guardian.

ANNUAL INCOME MAY NOT EXCEED CURRENT HUD LIMITS:

Section 8 Program

  • Extremely Low Income Limit for 1 person: $22,200
  • Extremely Low Income Limit for 2 people: $25,350
  • Very Low Income Limit for 1 person: $36,950
  • Very Low Income Limit for 2 people: $42,200

These amounts are effective 12/11/2012 and are subject to change, per HUD guidelines.

RENTAL RATES
Residents pay 30% of adjusted monthly income for rent under the Section 8 project based Housing Assistance Payment Program Contract. Monthly rent will include gas, water, and garbage. Residents will pay for electricity, telephone, and cable television. Residents will receive a Utility Allowance, as approved by HUD.

OCCUPANCY
Casa de Vida's waiting list is currently closed. We are not accepting applications at this time.

MANAGEMENT
Management services provided by:

BARCELON ASSOCIATES MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
590 Lennon Lane, Suite 110
Walnut Creek, California 94598
(925) 627-7000
(925) 627-7015 TTY machine

Casa De Vida Apartments
5157 Diamond Heights
San Francisco, CA 94131
415-648-4990
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