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 Barringer Gardens at (980) 430-3565. We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: What type of housing is Barringer Gardens? Is it low income housing?
A: Barringer Gardens is a three-story, HUD 202 low income apartment community specifically designed for older adults who are at least 62 years of age.
Q: If I am under 62 but have a disability, can I apply to Barringer Gardens?
A: Barringer Gardens is a Senior Age Restricted Community for individuals age 62 and older; at this property having a disability does not override the 62 age requirement.
Q: How is rent calculated?
A: 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.
Q: What does the rent include?
A: Monthly rental of the apartment, as well as hot water, & trash. A utility allowance of $ 65.00 is deducted off of the resident’s rent payment (meant to help the resident pay the utility bills). The allowance amount is based on average usage for the apartment and may change annually. Residents will still receive a utility bill (electric) but the allowance is intended to help pay for this bill. Residents may still be eligible for energy assistance from the state.
Q: Is there a lease?
A: Yes, there is a one-year lease, but we understand the necessity of unanticipated move-outs.
Q: How many apartments are there?
A: Barringer Gardens has 48 apartments.
Q: How big are the apartments?
A: Barringer Gardens offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, all with accessible features, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired. All are one-bedroom apartments and all are approximately 550 square feet.
Q: How do I get started with the move in process?
A: Simply fill out an application completely, sign it and mail it to the address on the back of the application.
Q: Is there a waiting list for residency?
A: Yes, currently Barringer Gardens has a waiting list. Please call for the approximate waiting time.
Q: What is the Security Deposit?
A: The Security Deposit is the same as one month’s full rent (plus the $65.00 utility allowance). This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Barringer Gardens encourages you to bring your pet along with you. Fish and birds are welcomed without a deposit. We also welcome a small dog or a cat with a pet deposit. There is a limit of one animal (cat or dog) per apartment and there are certain size and breed restrictions.
Q: What is the Pet Deposit?
A: The nonrefundable pet deposit is $300. Payment arrangements can be made for this deposit. Beginning with $50 and then a monthly payment of $10 until the deposit is paid in full.
Q: Is there additional storage space available?
A: Yes, we are presently finalizing pricing and the rental contracts for residents that are interested in renting storage space at the site.
Q: Is there an elevator?
A: Yes, there are two elevators located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents, on all floors.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Yes, Barringer Gardens offers its residents the use of a large parking lot.
Q: How many keys do I receive?
A: Residents receive 2 (two) apartment keys, a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment, and an access key to the main entry (and the East & South entry).
Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?
A: There is a laundry center at Barringer Gardens. This laundry center contains four coin operated washers and four coin operated dryers with folding and hanging areas and a wash sink for the convenience of our residents. The laundry room is located on the ground floor.
Q: What is the garbage/recycling process?
A: There is a garbage center on each floor of the building specifically for garbage/recycling purposes. On the upper floors, there is a chute to dispose of trash directly into a dumpster.