Insight to Find an Affordable Senior Apartment

14 March 2022
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


The aging process is a natural part of life and can be full of changes in your income, physical abilities, and health. Housing when you are a senior should not be one of the issues you struggle with within the limits of your retirement income. However, with the right low-income senior housing, you can find a place where you live around others in the same stage of life and that also fits within your limited budget. The following is a guide to help you find your own affordable apartment in a senior community.

Find Housing Assistance

As a senior looking for your own housing, the consideration of its cost is a big concern and can be an ongoing issue when you are trying to make ends meet financially each month. You are likely on a fixed income, meaning your income is the same and it is not estimated to increase over the upcoming years as a traditional work income does. For this reason, when you need help with your housing, you can look into several different programs in your area, based on your qualifications and also what is offered in your community.

Section 8 vouchers or Housing Choice Voucher Program is available for seniors who qualify. Or you can look into a Supportive Housing program or Section 202 housing, which provides low-income rental properties and also rent subsidies. You may also check into low-income senior housing that is provided by local communities or the county or city public agencies. Some programs can provide you with actual housing and others will assist you with a portion of the rent to live in a senior community or apartment of your choice.

Consider Apartment Features

When you are looking for senior housing in an apartment, there are a lot of features that can come with the housing to improve your lifestyle and mental health wellness. For example, do you want a senior apartment that is in a designated senior community? If so, you can look for senior housing that also provides community social activities, clubs, on-site security, a pool, and a fitness room. 

Look for an apartment that also provides laundry connections so you can wash your laundry in your home, and the bedroom space for your own privacy. The bathroom will have all the grab bars and any necessary ramps to help you with your own mobility and ensure your safety.

To find out more, contact an agency such as Robert  Cottingham Property Management Co.