We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you have a question not covered in this section, or if you would like more information, please call Anciano Tower at 970-249-8844. We look forward to hearing from you!
What type of housing is Anciano Tower? Is it low income housing?
Anciano Tower is a subsidized housing community for seniors over the age of 62 and those who are mobility/sensory impaired. The term “subsidized housing” means that the rent is based on income. A resident of the community pays approximately 30% of their income as rent.
Who pays the remainder of rent?
The remainder of the rent is paid in the form of a subsidy. If a resident qualifies for a subsidy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a U.S. government agency, will pay the remainder of the rent.
How is rent calculated?
Resident rent is based on approximately 30% of income. A good estimate of your rent would be to take 30% of your gross annual income and divide it by 12 months. This will give you an estimate of what your monthly rent could be.
Is there a lease?
Yes, there is a one-year lease, but we understand the necessity of unanticipated move-outs.
How many apartments are there?
Anciano Tower has 50 apartments.
How big are the apartments?
Anciano Tower offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, as well as a few more accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired. One-bedroom apartments and accessible apartments are approximately 559 square feet.
How do I get started with the move in process?
Simply fill out an application completely, sign it, and mail it to the address on the back of the application.
Is there a waiting list for residency?
Yes, currently Anciano Tower has a waiting list. Please call for the approximate waiting time.
What is the Security Deposit?
The Security Deposit is the same as one month’s full rent with a minimum of $50. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.
Do you allow pets?
Anciano Tower welcomes your pet. Fish and birds are welcomed without a deposit. We also welcome small dogs and cats with a pet deposit. There is a limit of one animal (cat or dog) per apartment and there are specific size and breed restrictions.
What is the Pet Deposit?
The pet deposit is the same amount as the security deposit with a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $300. We can make payment arrangements for this deposit. Payment arrangements begin with $50 and then a monthly payment of $10 until the deposit is paid in full.
Is there additional storage space available?
There is no additional storage available, however, each style of apartment offers a large amount of storage space.
Is there an elevator?
Yes, there in one elevator located in the center of the building, easily accessible by all residents on all floors. Each wing of the building has an elevator.
Is parking available?
Yes, Anciano Tower has ample parking in the resident parking lot.
How many keys do I receive?
Residents receive an apartment key, a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment, and an access key to the main entry. Our main entrances are intercom controlled and automatically open with the key.
Are there on-site laundry facilities?
There is one laundry center at Anciano Tower, containing four coin operated washers and four coin operated dryers with folding and hanging areas and a sink for the convenience of our residents. This center is located on the ground floor.
What is the garbage/recycling process?
There is a garbage center on each floor of the building specifically for garbage/recycling purposes. Inside, there is a chute to dispose of trash directly into a dumpster. There are also labeled bins for all recyclables.
Is there any public transportation available?
Yes, currently the city of Montrose offers a transit service called Just City Run. This service stops at our door and takes residents along a route throughout the city to a grocery store, departments stores, local restaurants, and other locations.