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 Lowell Place at 661-863-6850. We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: What type of housing is Lowell Place? Is it low income housing?
A: Lowell Place 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.
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: How many apartments are there?
A: Lowell Place has 79 apartments.
Q: How big are the apartments?
A: Lowell Place offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired. For square footage, one-bedroom apartments and accessible apartments are approximately 540 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 Lowell Place 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 (before the electric allowance) with a minimum of $50. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Lowell Place 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.
Q: What is the Pet Deposit?
A: 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 $10 until the deposit is paid in full.
Q: Is there an elevator?
A: Yes, there are two elevators located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Yes, Lowell Place offers its residents the use of two parking lots, one on the side of the building and handicap parking in the front of the building.
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 and a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment. Our main entrance is intercom controlled and can be opened for visitors by residents’ phones.
Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?
A: There is one laundry center at Lowell Place. It contains 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.
Q: What is the garbage/recycling process?
A: There is a garbage center on each floor of the building specifically for garbage. Inside, there is a chute to dispose of trash directly into a dumpster.