We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you have questions not covered in this section, or if you would like more information, please call Providence Place at 503-363-9640. We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: What type of housing is Providence Place? Is it low-income housing?
A: Providence Place is a subsidized housing community for seniors over the age of 62 only with 4 modified apartments for people with mobility impairments and 2 for the deaf and hard of hearing. The term “subsidized housing” means that a resident of the community pays approximately 30% of their adjusted gross income as rent and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pays the remaining 70% up to the total contract rent on behalf of the resident in the form of assistance payments. Apartments at Providence Place are all One Bedroom apartments.
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: I only get Social Security as income, do I qualify to live in your apartment building?
A: The income limits for Providence Place as of FY 2015 are:
One Person Household: $20,050 annually
Two Person Household: $22,900 annually
(For current information about the income restrictions call 503-363-9640)
The above amounts are the maximum you are allowed to make per year to qualify to live at Providence Place.
Q: Is there a lease?
A: Yes. The first term of the lease is 12 months. After that initial period, the lease converts to a month to month term.
Q: How many apartments are there?
A: Providence Place has 66 apartments.
Q: How do I get started with the move in process?
A: Contact Providence Place at 503-363-9640 to obtain an application. The friendly staff will guide you through the application process.
Q: Is there a waiting list for residency?
A: Yes. However, the waiting time is currently very short. Everyone that is interested in applying for an apartment at Providence is strongly encouraged to start the application process by calling 503-363-9640.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Providence Place 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 pet per household (cat or dog) with a certain size, weight and breed restrictions.
Q: What is the Pet Deposit?
A: At Providence Place, the pet deposit is $150.00. A $50.00 initial payment is accepted and a minimum of $10.00 thereafter until the deposit is paid in full.
Q: Is there additional storage space available?
A: There is no additional onsite storage available. Each one bedroom apartment at Providence Place is equipped with many cabinets in the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
Q: Is there an elevator?
A: Yes. Providence Place is three stories. We have two elevators. One is considered a freight elevator to assist you with moving in.
Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?
A: Providence Place offers coin-operated laundry facilities on each floor.