Dogwood Retirement Apartments

We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you would like more information, please call Dogwood Retirement Apartments at 478-452-8699. We look forward to hearing from you!

Q: What type of housing is Dogwood?

A: Dogwood is a subsidized housing community for seniors over the age of 62 and the mobility 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.

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: Rental of the apartment for one month, as well as water, monthly pest control, and electricity.

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: Dogwood has 40 apartments.

Q: How do I begin 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 Dogwood has a waiting list.

Q: What is the Security Deposit?

A: 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.

Q: Do you allow pets?

A: Dogwood welcomes you to bring your pets along with you. 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 cat or dog per apartment and there are certain size and breed restrictions.

Q: What is the Pet Deposit?

A: The pet deposit $150.00 that can me made in monthly payments.  An initial payment of at lease $50.00 and the balance to be paid is at least $10.00 per month.

Q: Is there additional storage space available?

A: There is no additional storage available, however, each style of apartment offers a large amount of storage space.

Q: Is there an elevator?

A: Yes, there in one elevator located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents, on all floors.

Q: Is parking available?

A: Yes, Dogwood offers its residents ample parking.

Q: What is the cost for parking?

A: There is no cost for parking.

Q: Are there any planned activities?

A: Dogwood prints a monthly calendar showing the dates and times of various activities. Monthly activities include bingo, pot-luck meals, seasonal, and knitting/sewing for our Project HANDS program.

Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?

A: There is a laundry center at Dogwood. It contains four-coin operated washers and two-coin operated dryers with folding and hanging areas  These centers are located on the ground floor.

Q: What is the garbage process?

A: Inside the building, there is a chute to dispose of trash directly into a dumpster.