The April issue of The Southwester
has an article (on page 5 of the PDF
) about Capper Seniors #1
, reporting that it is expected to be completed in October 2006, with the beginning of the application process starting no later than July. A quote about who can apply for housing there:
Senior residents currently living in the old Arthur Capper Senior building will move directly into the new building, if they meet criteria related to credit history, criminal background checks and can demonstrate an ability to maintain a clean and sanitary living space (or have support to enable him/her to meet the standards).Seniors in other public housing, or in the surrounding neighborhoods and the Washington Metro area are also eligible to apply, in that order, if their income does not exceed 60% of the Area Median Income.Senior applicants for non-public housing rental units can apply for a rental if they can pay the posted monthly rent and expected utility expenses, which should not exceed 30%-40% of the applicant's household income.
The South Washington Collaborative
is working as an advocate for seniors looking to move into Capper Seniors #1. There apparently will be workshops at the old Arthur Capper Seniors building in the near future.