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"RESIDENCE FOR THE ELDERLY & PERSONS WITH MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS"

SPONSORED BY
Orinda Community Church
10 Irwin Way, Orinda, California 94563

LIVING UNITS
147 one-bedroom apartments and 1 two-bedroom apartment. Each unit has carpet, drapes, individual bathroom, and a kitchen, which includes a stove, refrigerator, and garbage disposal. 14 one-bedroom and 1 two-bedroom units are barrier-free apartments designed for persons with mobility impairments needing the accessibility features of the unit. The special design features include lower shelves, cabinets, sinks, stoves, and light switches; roll-in showers; higher electrical outlets; a 5-foot turning radius; grab bars in the bathrooms; lowered peephole in entry door; and wheelchair-accessible doorways.

FACILITIES
No Smoking building/property. Community/recreation room and dining room. Laundry room (1) equipped with coin-operated machines. Parking available.

HUD RULE
The office of the 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. Based on 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
Applicant must be 62 years of age or older. If a couple, one person must be at least 62 years of age. For barrier-free units, qualified mobility impaired applicants may be 18 years or older.

ANNUAL INCOME MAY NOT EXCEED CURRENT HUD LIMITS:

  • Extremely Low Income Limit for 1 person: $18,750
  • Extremely Low Income Limit for 2 people: $21,400
  • Very Low Income Limit for 1 person: $31,250
  • Very Low Income Limit for 2 people: $35,700

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 Contract Program. Monthly rent will include electricity, gas, water, and garbage. Residents will pay for telephone and cable television.

MEAL SERVICE
A mandatory meal service program is provided Monday through Friday each week for a monthly cost. Contact Orinda Senior Village for more information. 

OCCUPANCY
Orinda Senior Village is currently open for occupancy. Return applications to:

Orinda Senior Village
20 Irwin Way
Orinda, CA 94563

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

Orinda Senior Village
20 Irwin Way
Orinda, CA 94563
925-254-8895
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