We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you have a question not covered in this section, would like a tour or if you would like more information, please call Monona Meadows toll-free at (800) 283-8798 or (608) 221-4422. We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: What type of housing is Monona Meadows? Is it low-income housing?
A: Monona Meadows is a subsidized housing community for seniors over the age of 62 and the mobility impaired age 18 or 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 30% of income as well as taking in consideration assets and medical expenses.
Q: What does the rent include?
A: Monthly rental of the apartment, as well as heat, water and sewer. Residents also receive an electric allowance. An electric allowance is a certain amount taken off of the resident’s rent payment and is meant to help the resident pay their 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.
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: Monona Meadows has 76 apartments.
Q: How big are the apartments?
A: Monona Meadows offers spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as a few more accessible apartments for the mobility impaired. The square footage of a studio apartment is approximately 468 square feet and a one-bedroom apartment and accessible apartments are approximately 566 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. To receive an application, just stop in or call and we will be happy to also mail or fax applications.
Q: Is there a waiting list for residency?
A: Yes, currently Monona Meadows 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) or a minimum of $50; whichever is greater. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Monona Meadows 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: How much is the Pet Deposit?
A: The pet deposit is currently $150 and is also due when moving in and signing the lease.
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 is one elevator located in the center of the building easily accessible for all residents, on all floors.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Yes, Monona Meadows offers our residents the use of two parking lots, one in the front of the building and one in the back.
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.
Q: Are there any planned activities?
A: Monona Meadows prints a monthly calendar showing the dates and times of various activities. Monthly activities include Bingo, card games, pot-luck meals, seasonal activities such as gardening, and knitting/sewing for our Project H.A.N.D.S. program. 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 two laundry centers at Monona Meadows. Each contains two coin-operated washers and two coin-operated dryers with folding and hanging areas and a wash sink for the convenience of our residents. These centers are located on the ground floor and the second floor.
Q: What is the garbage/recycling process?
A: There is a garbage center on each floor of the building specifically for garbage/recycling purposes. Inside, there is a chute to dispose of trash directly into a dumpster. There are labeled bins for all recyclables.
Q: Is there any public transportation available?
A: Yes, currently the city of Monona has a transit service called the Monona Lift. 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 or by calling (608) 222-3350.