Senior Apartment Eligibility

  • 65 years of age or older. In the case of couples, only one applicant is required to be 65 years of age or older and the other must be at least 60 years of age.
  • A Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant.
  • Have a Core Housing Need defined as:
    • An applicant is unable to acquire or maintain adequate or suitable accommodation without paying more than 30% of their total annual income for accommodation, AND the applicant has a total annual income below the Core Need Income Threshold (CNIT) established for Strathcona County of less than $42,000.00 per year for a single bedroom unit and couples for a two bedroom apartment less than $53,000.00 per year.
  • Functionally independent with assistance of community based services.
    • Functional independence is defined as physically, mentally and emotionally able to look after their own personal needs and be able to interact socially with other residents.
    • Functional independence includes:
      • Managing personal medications
      • Maintaining appropriate personal hygiene
      • Maintaining an appropriate diet
      • Ability to maintain their suite in a safe, clean and tidy condition
      • Ability to live amicably with fellow residents
      • Willingness to follow tenancy agreement and guidelines
  • Under Age Applicants - Special Circumstances
    • If a situation arises where a vacant unit exists, and there are no interested eligible, applicants 65 and over, to fill the vacancy, the Foundation may lower the age eligibility.
    • All other eligibility criteria remain in effect.
  • No pets are allowed unless approved by Management
  • Scooters and Electric Wheel Chairs are allowed upon approval by Management
  • All Apartment Facilities are smoke free for new occupancies after February 1, 2007