Information About Senior Community Housing Services

“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 around Owings Mills New Town Senior Housing. I am also proud to entertain family and friends in my apartment.” Owings Mills New Town resident

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.

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.

About

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 and two bedroom apartments.

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 [email protected] to apply to any of our communities…one phone call, one application, no application fee.

Application & Screening

HOW TO APPLY

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities Senior Communities!

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

Please download the application packet.

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): $36,400 for one person and $41,600 for two persons

• Starner Hill: $25,500 for one person and $29,150 for two persons

• Tax Credit*: $43,680 for one person and $49,920 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. Housing Choice Vouchers are also accepted.

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.

Application Instructions

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
2300 B Dulaney Valley Road
Timonium, MD 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?

Call 667-600-2280 or [email protected] for answers to questions or to apply to any of our communities.

More Information

CLICK HERE to view a map showing Catholic Charities Senior Communities locations.

Download the Cover Letter, Application and Supplement to the Application

• FLOOR PLANS
o VILLAGE CROSSROADS I (PDF)
o ALL OTHER COMMUNITIES (PDF)

• TOUR AN APARTMENT
A Virtual Visit Inside Catholic Charities Senior Communities Video

Each of our communities is unique. Here is just one example of an apartment at a Catholic Charities Senior Community.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 below. Mail your completed application to the address on the last page. Or, call 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.