Deaconess Krafft Center

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 Deaconess-Krafft Center at (216) 459-2870. We look forward to hearing from you!

Q: What type of housing is Deaconess-Krafft Center? Is it low income housing?
A: Deaconess-Krafft Center is a subsidized housing community for seniors age 62 & over as well as a limited number of non-elderly disabled individuals 18 years and older. 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.

Q: Who pays the remainder of rent?
A: 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.

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, all utilities except phone and cable TV, and trash removal.

Q: Is there a lease?
A: Yes, there is a one-year lease, but we understand the necessity of unanticipated move-outs. After you complete your first year, the lease reverts to a month-to-month basis.

Q: How many apartments are there?
A: Deaconess-Krafft Center has 100 resident apartments.

Q: How big are the apartments?
A: Deaconess-Krafft Center offers spacious one-bedroom apartments and a small number of two-bedroom units all with accessible features, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired.  One-bedroom apartments are approximately 650 square feet and two bedroom units are approximately 800 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 Deaconess-Krafft Center 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. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Deaconess-Krafft Center welcomes 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 refundable 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: There is no additional storage available, however, each apartment offers ample closet and storage space.

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, Deaconess-Krafft Center offers its residents the use of a large parking lot.

Q: What is the cost for parking?
A: There is no cost for parking.

Q: How many keys do I receive?
A: Residents receive an apartment key, a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment, and an access key FOB to the main entry (and the Courtyard entry). Both our main entrance and Courtyard entrance are controlled by a key FOB and doors automatically open with the key.

Q: Are there any planned activities?
A: Deaconess-Krafft Center has an attached Senior Center that is operated by a local non-profit organization, Senior Citizen Resources, Inc., who print and distribute a monthly calendar and newsletter showing the dates and times of various activities. Activities include a daily hot meal program Monday through Friday, bingo, board games, exercise, line dancing, computer classes and more.  There is also a puzzle and craft room used daily for putting together puzzles and other various crafting projects.

Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?
A: There are three laundry rooms at Deaconess-Krafft Center located on the first, third and fifth floors. In all, there are five coin operated washers and five coin operated dryers with folding and hanging areas and a wash sink for the convenience of our residents.

Q: What is the garbage/recycling process?
A: There is a garbage center on each floor of the building specifically for garbage purposes. On the upper floors, there is a chute to dispose of trash directly into a dumpster.

Q: Is there any public transportation available?
A: Yes, currently the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has several routes within just a few minutes walk.  Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. (SCR) also has scheduled van services to take Seniors to the grocery store, doctor appointments, department stores, local restaurants, and other locations. More information on rides can be obtained from contacting RTA at their website or by phone at 216-566-5100.  SCR can be contacted at 216-749-5367.