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Senior Communities

Catholic Charities Senior Communities develops and operates affordable, supportive communities for older adults with a resolve to nurture a spirit of purpose, wellness, and harmony among both our residents and colleagues.

Catholic Charities has been managing senior communities for over 35 years. Catholic Charities owns and operates senior communities in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Garrett and Harford Counties. We offer 24 locations (view map or view the list below) including nearly 1,800 units of efficiency, one-bedroom and two- bedroom apartments.

We believe that all people, regardless of their religion, beliefs, race or financial means, are entitled to a home. We are dedicated to promoting community, good health, happiness and a sense of self-worth for all residents.

View or download our most recent brochure.

Call 667-600-2280 or housing@cc-md.org to apply to any of our communities…
ONE phone call, ONE application, NO application fee.

“When I saw my lovely apartment I felt so valued and cared about. I felt so blessed because I knew instinctively that the people who conceived, designed and implemented plans for Owings Mills New Town Senior Housing understood the needs of seniors, respected seniors, cared about seniors, had great integrity and, yes, loved seniors…I am so happy when I gaze upon the gazebo and the well-appointed grounds. I am also proud to entertain family and friends in my apartment.” Owings Mills New Town resident

How to Apply

Application Instructions

We offer two types of apartment settings that differ by funding source and income requirements—HUD Rent Assisted Housing and Tax Credit Properties.

Download Application Form (PDF)

The application must be filled out entirely and accurately. Include all information for each intended tenant and co-tenant. If a section on the application does not apply to your household, write NONE or N/A for that question. All applicants and co-tenants need to sign their full name on the last page of the application.

Supplement To Application For Federally Assisted Housing

As part of your application, you have the right to include information on a contact person. The contact information is for the purpose of identifying a person or organization that may be able to help in resolving issues or provide special care or services to you during your tenancy. Please indicate that you do not wish to list a contact person by placing a check mark in the appropriate box. All forms must be signed and dated.

Download Supplement to Application.

Return the completed application and Supplement To Application to:

Catholic Charities Senior Communities
1966 Greenspring Drive, Suite 200
Timonium, Maryland 21093

This application may be refused or rejected solely on the grounds that it is not satisfactorily completed and/or legible, or if any information is found to be false.

Your application will be screened by the main office and then forwarded on to the leasing office of the appropriate building(s). You will receive a notification letter from the main office regarding the initial screening of your application. If you meet the criteria of the initial screening, the building manager will then contact you within 14 days to let you know your status on the waiting list and provide you with additional information about the facility.

 

An investigative report by a registered Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) will be conducted on each applicant for credit, rental, criminal and sex offender history. Applicants must meet the established housing criteria set forth in Catholic Charities’ Tenant Selection Plan to be eligible for housing.

If you have any questions, please contact our main office at 667-600-2280 or housing@cc-md.org.

Note: All of the above information is included in the cover letter of the Application for Catholic Charities Senior Communities.

Download the Cover Letter, Application and Supplement to the Application

Eligibility

Your gross income is an essential factor to qualifying you for residency in any of our communities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets the income limits. The established maximum annual income limits (per household) are:

  • All HUD properties (except Starner Hill): $33,250 for one person and $38,000 for two persons
  • Starner Hill: $25,000 for one person and $28,550 for two persons
  • Tax Credit*: $39,900 for one person and $45,600 for two persons

*Tax Credit Properties also have a minimum annual income to qualify. Our Tax Credit Communities are Everall Gardens, Kessler Park and St. Mark’s Apartments.
In HUD properties, residents pay 30% of their adjusted gross income in rent. In tax credit properties, residents’ rent is based on the apartment type regardless of individual income.

An applicant must be 62 years old or older at the time of application to apply to all except at five of Catholic Charities’ buildings. The five buildings that accept non-elderly disabled persons* are: Basilica Place, Coursey Station, DePaul House, Starner Hill and St. Charles House.

*non-elderly disabled persons are persons that qualify for units specifically designed for physically handicapped or mobility impaired persons under the age of 62 years old.

Catholic Charities welcomes people regardless of faith and is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

More Information

Our residents enjoy a variety of on-site services such as beauty and barber salons, laundry rooms, libraries, dining rooms, convenience stores, computer centers, medical offices and professional assistance of on-site service coordinators. In addition, the Catholic Charities Senior Support Services Program is available to eligible residents at a reasonable cost at select communities. The program provides meals and assistance with housekeeping, laundry personal assistance and service management.

Catholic Charities welcomes people regardless of faith and is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

Call 667-600-2280 or housing@cc-md.org to apply to any of our communities…one phone call, one application, no application fee.

Q. What is the size of the apartment?
A. Some communities have several different floor plans to choose from, however, most floor plans average 540 square feet.

VIEW A SAMPLE FLOOR PLAN.
Village Crossroads I (PDF) 

All other communities (PDF) 

Q. How much is the monthly rent?
A. In most communities, residents pay approximately 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent.

Q. How much is the security deposit?
A. The security deposit equals one month’s rent.

Q. Is there an entrance fee?
A. No. There is not an application or entrance fee.

Q. Are utilities included?
A. In most communities, residents are responsible for paying the electric.

Q. Are pets allowed?
A. Pets weighing 25 pounds or less are allowed in all facilities. There is a $300 pet deposit.

Q. How do I apply to Catholic Charities Senior Communities?
A. See more information in the appropriate section. all 667-600-2280 to receive an application by mail. Please remember to sign the last page of the application.

Q. How do I know if I’m eligible for housing?
A. In most cases, to be eligible applicants must be 62 years of age or older with an annual income under the Section 8 income limits published by HUD. In a few buildings, the income limit is higher.

Q, Is there a waiting list for housing?
A. All Catholic Charities Senior Communities maintain a waiting list. For details, you should contact each building separately. View the Locations page for a list of all our communities.

Q. I own my own home. Will I have to sell it before moving in?
A. No. It is not necessary to sell your home before moving into a Catholic Charities Senior Community.

Q. Can I keep my car?
A. Yes. Most communities have ample resident parking.

Q. What appliances do you offer?
A. In addition to refrigerator and electric stove, the apartments are fully carpeted and the windows have mini-blinds. For added peace of mind, each apartment is equipped with a state-of-the-art emergency response system.

Q. Is there an elevator?
A. All communities have an elevator.

Q. Are there security personnel in the facility?
A. Some senior communities have on-site security staff. All buildings are equipped with a front door controlled entry system. All apartments are equipped with an emergency response system.

Q. What services are available?
A. Some communities have a Senior Support Services program that provides meals and assistance with housekeeping, laundry and personal care services to residents participating in the program. Program fees vary according to individual income and assets. All Catholic Charities Senior Communities have Service Coordinators who link residents with resources available in the community.

Q. Do I have to be catholic to live in a Catholic Charities Senior Community?
A. No. Catholic Charities welcomes people regardless of faith and is an equal housing opportunity provider.

Senior Communities in Anne Arundel County:

Senior Communities in Baltimore City:

Senior Communities in Baltimore County:

Senior Communities in Garrett County:

Senior Communities in Harford County:

Senior Support Services 667-600-2280

Download or view a map of all of our locations.

Click here for a virtual tour of Catholic Charities Senior Communities.

Catholic Charities Senior Communities: What Our Residents Are Saying

 

“Catholic Charities has been a Godsend to me. The apartment in which I was living prior to my moving to DePaul House was nice, but the rent got too high for me to exist. Living here has been a wonderful experience. The apartment is great, and the personnel are beyond belief. And best of all, I can afford living again without worry. God has been good to me, guiding me to Catholic Charities.” – Elizabeth Schoppert, DePaul House

“My mother had to make some living changes due to two falls, and we were pleased to find a place at DePaul House. The quality of the apartment is truly wonderful and because of my mothers very low income, the rent is very affordable – a huge blessing. Because of what Catholic Charities makes available, my mother is able to live independently with dignity and in safety.” – Judy Scheuing Daughter of Dorothy Scheuing, a DePaul House

“Just to know that we are in a caring environment that enables everyone to still be active and productive according to one’s capabilities and needs is more than reassuring. For us it is better than winning the lottery!” – Sam and Gerri Suter, St. Joachim House

“Recently I had a back problem that required a surgical procedure, the result being limited activity. Fortunately, I could manage to arrange for laundry and house cleaning services right here so I signed up for one month.” – Mary Hal, St. Joachim House

“I have lived at St. Joachim House for 13 years. They have been very happy years. I was 75 living in a house and knowing nothing about caring for it. Had I had to stay in my home – I could not have made it.” – Doris Kellner, St. Joachim House

“We have a very beautiful campus and lots of free activities. It is such a huge help when you are elderly and on a limited income.” – Mrs. Fuller, St. Joachim House

“Thank God, Catholic Charities and HUD’s partnership was able to bring to fruition the construction of my parent’s new home. They moved in during the spring of 2002 and happily, Reister’s Clearing had been my late dad’s “golden year” home until his passing. Also, happily, my 89 year-old mother still lives there and loves it. Moreover, words can not adequately, describe the professionalism, compassion and love exhibited, continually by the staff.” – Henry T. Bell, parents Frank and Anna Bell, Reisters Clearing

“It is a comfort to be here with others my age and to have access to the library, and many other events set up for us seniors such as Bingo and shopping trips and informative classes on a large range of senior related issues.” – Colleen Nunes, Reisters Clearing

“I have greatly enjoyed living here, and when I speculate what my life would be like without Catholic Charities housing, I can not begin to picture it. I know I will spend the rest of my life here, and it reduces feelings of anxiety for my future. I have made wonderful new friends here and the staff is so pleasant.” – Alice Macaluso, Reisters Clearing

“I find this place to be the best “home away from home” since I can’t really take care of a house anymore.” – Corrine McFal, Reisters View

“The facilities and staff are just what I need at this time in my life. I am 76 years old. I hate to think of the many men and women who must live out their days in sub-standard and unwholesome locations.” – Majorie Pearce, Reisters Clearing

“In the summer of 2006, I had to use the services provided by Congregate Housing due to a fall that spring. Congregate Housing provides short and long term support services and I used it for cleaning and laundry and may need it soon again.” – Ann Mary Evans, Arundel Woods

“First of all, let me say BRAVO for this beautiful building. It has been one year now and everyday I am thankful. My daughter told me to sign up so I could be close to my new grandson, who I wanted to see all the time but could not because I lived 45 minutes away and I was still working.” – Ann Akers, Abingdon

“I thank God every day for Catholic Charities and the apartment I’m living in. It is a blessing and the personnel take great care of the building. I made some poor choices in finances in my younger days and if it wasn’t for places like this I don’t know where I would be.” – Joe Howlett, Abingdon

“My sister is 77 and was living alone in Delaware – 3 ½ hours from my house. I could only visit her 2 or 3 times a year so when I saw the Abingdon building under construction I told my sister. I can’t begin to tell you what a difference her apartment here has made in her life. I believe Catholic Charities is making such a huge difference in people’s lives- providing excellent affordable living for our older family members who want to remain independent. Thank you a million times over for helping me save my sister’s life.” – Al Wieber, sister is a resident at Abingdon

“I am truly grateful in my older years to not have to worry about where I would have to live. My rent is reasonable and I’m able to manage. We have a beautiful facility and I’m grateful to be part of it. Thank you for allowing me to have some wonderful senior years. Catholic Charities is very special to me.” –  Robert Palmer, Abingdon

“To have such a nice, well kept, safe apartment that I can afford on the small amount of pension I get each month means so much. Everyone working here is so nice and helpful. They don’t even wait to be asked for help, they just do it.” – Peggy Johnson, Aberdeen

“Since we’ve been here we’ve been very active helping others and enjoying the picnics, games and just talking to residents.” – Mr. and Mrs. Edward Matty, Aberdeen

“The entire staff is helpful and pleasant making it a happy environment to live in. Thank God for Catholic Charities and the wonderful place to live that I can afford. There are so many seniors who need affordable housing. We need a safe place where someone cares about our comfort and happiness in our golden years.” – Mildred Douglas, Aberdeen

“I think Catholic Charities is right on the mark helping people that are alone or living in bad situations. Affordable housing was not available for me until I found Catholic Charities. I am very proud that I can take care of my medical needs, my rent, have a car and enough spending money to keep me happy.” – Ann Bevard, Aberdeen

“For the past 33 years, I have resided in apartments in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. A majority of that time has been in senior residences. Living in this Catholic Charities residence has surpassed all my previous experiences.” – Beverly Reid, Everall Gardens

“Without Everall Gardens I would have been homeless.” – Robert Schaltz, Everall Gardens

“This apartment is wonderful and has given me many hours of comfort and enjoyment, including the surrounding area.” – Dorothy Ayd, Trinity House

“I had brain surgery and lived with my daughter for 4 years but I wanted to be independent and live on my own again. Living at Trinity House has helped me to do this.” – Clara Forbs, Trinity House

“My Mother is living in an apartment where she can get help quickly – where people care and go the extra effort for her and for the family is invaluable. I know that she is safe there and that is priceless to me….She is still a very independent person, and prides herself on being able to take care of herself. She likes having her own apartment, and being able to cook her own meals. But it gives us peace of mind knowing that meals are there if she needs them and help is down the hallway when she needs it.” – Christine Riegel, daughter of Lillian Ciborowski, St Luke’s resident

“We need many more of these facilities due to the current economic distress when food, fuel, medical care, energy and medicines are on the rise. My mom decided to move into a rent-assisted facility because she could no longer manage the steps, the physical and financial upkeep of her property was overwhelming and for security purposes.” – Maryann Battaglia

“The staff is superb treating all of us with respect and love! We have all conveniences needed and all the fun we can handle.” – Angie Rounis, Woodlawn

“My search for affordable senior housing led me to Catholic Charities apartments as a good choice in both long-term affordability and a suitable suburban location. Aside from a well-designed building and grounds, one of the outstanding features is the quality of the staff here at Woodlawn and their obvious care and concern for both the building and us.” – Laverne Ball, Woodlawn

“I hope that Catholic Charities Senior Housing will continue to build units like this, for they know what is necessary for seniors to live happy, healthy and content lives.” – Rosalie Thomas, Woodlawn

“I’ve lived at Basilica Place for 3 years. It has made a difference in my life because of the health care, market, hospitals are near, also light rail bus and subway are near.” – Mae Whitfield, Basilica Place

All of our 24 Senior Community locations

How to Apply

Application Instructions

We offer two types of apartment settings that differ by funding source and income requirements—HUD Rent Assisted Housing and Tax Credit Properties.

Download Application Form (PDF)

The application must be filled out entirely and accurately. Include all information for each intended tenant and co-tenant. If a section on the application does not apply to your household, write NONE or N/A for that question. All applicants and co-tenants need to sign their full name on the last page of the application.

Supplement To Application For Federally Assisted Housing

As part of your application, you have the right to include information on a contact person. The contact information is for the purpose of identifying a person or organization that may be able to help in resolving issues or provide special care or services to you during your tenancy. Please indicate that you do not wish to list a contact person by placing a check mark in the appropriate box. All forms must be signed and dated.

Return the completed application and Supplement To Application to:

Catholic Charities Senior Communities
1966 Greenspring Drive, Suite 200
Timonium, Maryland 21093

This application may be refused or rejected solely on the grounds that it is not satisfactorily completed and/or legible, or if any information is found to be false.

What Happens Next?

Your application will be screened by the main office and then forwarded on to the leasing office of the appropriate building(s). You will receive a notification letter from the main office regarding the initial screening of your application. If you meet the criteria of the initial screening, the building manager will then contact you within 14 days to let you know your status on the waiting list and provide you with additional information about the facility.

Screening

An investigative report by a registered Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) will be conducted on each applicant for credit, rental, criminal and sex offender history. Applicants must meet the established housing criteria set forth in Catholic Charities’ Tenant Selection Plan to be eligible for housing.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our main office at 667-600-2280. Call: 443-798-3423 or housing@cc-md.org.

Note: All of the above information is included in the cover letter of the Application for Catholic Charities Senior Communities.

Download the Cover Letter and Application

Eligibility

Income Eligibility

Your gross income is an essential factor to qualifying you for residency in any of our communities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets the income limits. The established maximum annual income limits (per household) are:

  • All HUD properties (except Starner Hill): $33,250 for one person and $38,000 for two persons
  • Starner Hill: $25,000 for one person and $28,550 for two persons
  • Tax Credit*: $39,900 for one person and $45,600 for two persons

*Tax Credit Properties also have a minimum annual income to qualify. Our Tax Credit Communities are Everall Gardens, Kessler Park and St. Mark’s Apartments.
In HUD properties, residents pay 30% of their adjusted gross income in rent. In tax credit properties, residents’ rent is based on the apartment type regardless of individual income.

Age Eligibility

An applicant must be 62 years old or older at the time of application to apply to all except at five of Catholic Charities’ buildings. The five buildings that accept non-elderly disabled persons* are: Basilica Place, Coursey Station, DePaul House, Starner Hill and St. Charles House.

*non-elderly disabled persons are persons that qualify for units specifically designed for physically handicapped or mobility impaired persons under the age of 62 years old.

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“This furniture is so beautiful," said a tearful and overjoyed mother as she welcomed teams of volunteers from Catholic Charities, Epworth United Methodist Church in Cockeysville and Boy Scout Troop 92 from White Hall who [...]

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January 10th, 2018|

“This furniture is so beautiful," said a tearful and overjoyed mother as she welcomed teams of volunteers from Catholic Charities, Epworth United Methodist Church in Cockeysville and Boy Scout Troop 92 from White Hall who [...]

Building Community at Our Lady of Fatima I & II

September 27th, 2017|

Catholic Charities Senior Housing Services Manager, Edris Segree, is working hard to build a sense of community within the Our Lady of Fatima I and II complex in East Baltimore. The Fatima I building opened in November of 2009 and Fatima II opened [...]

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