Q: What type of housing is Marymount Manor? Is it low income housing?
A: Marymount Manor 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: What does the rent include?
A: Monthly rental of the apartment, as well as heat, water and 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 also 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: Marymount Manor has 40 apartments.
Q: How big are the apartments?
A: Marymount Manor 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 510 square feet.
Q: How do I get begin the move in process?
A: Simply fill out an application completely, sign it and mail it to the address on the front of the application.
Q: Is there a waiting list for residency?
A: Yes, currently Marymount Manor 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: Marymount Manor 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 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 $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 additional storage space available?
A: There is no additional storage available, however, each 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, Marymount Manor offers its residents the use of a parking lot, in the front of the building. There are a few parking spaces for guests and street parking for the overflow.
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 to the main entry. Our main entrances are intercom controlled and automatically open with the key. Guests can ring your apartment at the entrance and you can buzz them into the building.
Q: Are there any planned activities?
A: Marymount Manor prints a monthly calendar showing the dates and times of various activities. Monthly activities include bingo, pot-luck meals, seasonal activities such as patio parties and BBQs, and knitting/sewing for our Project H.A.N.D.S. program.
Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?
A: There is one laundry center at Marymount Manor. 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. The center is located on the ground floor.
Q: What are the garbage/recycling process?
A: There is a garbage center on the first floor of the building and an area is designated specifically for recycling purposes.
Q: Is there any public transportation available?
A: Yes, currently the city of Tacoma has a transit service called the Pierce County Shuttle. 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. To qualify for use, call Pierce Transit for an application at 253-581-8100.