Escalon Heritage House
Co-sponsors: Saron Lutheran Church, Escalon Christian Reformed Church and Escalon Presbyterian Church
Escalon Heritage House is an affordable, older adult (62+) community with several apartments equipped to accommodate those who are mobility impaired (available to those over the age of 18).
Our community is conveniently located a mile north of the downtown area and across the street from the Community Center.
Escalon Heritage House is a smoke-free community.
Studio & One Bedroom Apartments Include:
- Safety Features in Bathroom
- Full Kitchen
- Fire & Smoke Detectors
- Emergency Call System
- Heat & Air Conditioning
- Window Treatments
Building Amenities Include:
- On-Site Laundry Room
- Individual Mailboxes
- Ample Parking
- Community Room
- On-Site Management Staff
- On-Site Maintenance Staff
We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you would like more information, please call Escalon Heritage House at 209-838-1715. We look forward to hearing from you!
What type of housing is Escalon Heritage House? Is it low-income housing?
Escalon Heritage House is a subsidized housing community for seniors over the age of 62 and the 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 the 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.
What does the rent include?
Monthly rental of the apartment as well as an electric allowance. An electric allowance is a certain amount taken off of the resident’s rent payment meant to help the resident pay the electric bill. The allowance amount is based on average usage for the apartment and may change annually. Residents will still receive an electric bill, but the allowance is intended to help pay for it. Residents may still be eligible for energy assistance from the state.
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?
Escalon Heritage House has 42 apartments.
How big are the apartments?
Escalon Heritage House offers spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired. For square footage, studio apartments are approximately 409 square feet and one-bedroom apartments and accessible apartments are approximately 479 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 Escalon Heritage House 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 (before the electric allowance) with a minimum of $50. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.
Do you allow pets?
Escalon Heritage House 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 certain 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 $150. We can make payment arrangements for this deposit. Beginning with $50 and then a monthly payment of $25 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 parking available?
Yes, Escalon Heritage House offers its residents the use of two parking lots, one in the front of the building and one in the back.
What is the cost for parking?
There is no cost for parking.
How many keys do I receive?
Residents receive an apartment key, a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment.
Are there any planned activities?
Escalon Heritage House prints a monthly calendar showing the dates and times of various activities. Monthly activities include bingo, card games, board games, pot-luck meals, and many seasonal activities. There is also a puzzle and craft room used daily for putting together puzzles and other various crafting projects.
Are there on-site laundry facilities?
There is one laundry center at Escalon Heritage House. It contains two coin operated washers and two coin operated dryers with folding and hanging areas and a sink for the convenience of our residents.
Is there any public transportation available?
Yes, currently the city of Escalon has a transit service called Dial A Ride. This service stops at our door and takes residents along a route throughout the city to the grocery store, department stores, local restaurants, and other locations. A schedule is available from the office.
1100 Escalon Avenue
Escalon, CA 95320