The Towers at Southdale

We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you would like more information, please call The Tower at Southdale 765-642-4917. We look forward to hearing from you!

Q: What type of housing is The Tower at Southdale? Is it low income housing?

A: The Tower at Southdale is a subsidized housing community for seniors over the age of 62 and the mobility 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: Rental of the apartment for one month, as well as utilities, except for telephone and cable TV.

Q: Is there a lease?

A: Yes, there is a one-year lease.

Q: How many apartments are there?

A: The Tower at Southdale has 139 apartments.

Q: How big are the apartments?

A: The Tower at Southdale offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the mobility impaired. For square footage, one-bedroom apartments and accessible apartments are approximately 580 square feet.

Q: How do I begin 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: What is the Security Deposit?

A: The Security Deposit is the same as one month’s full rent with a minimum of $50. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.

Q: Do you allow pets?

A: The Tower at Southdale 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 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 are two elevators located in the center of the building easily accessible from all floors by all residents.

Q: Is parking available?

A: Yes, The Tower at Southdale offers its residents the use of a parking lot 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, a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment, and an access key to the main entry.

Q: Are there any planned activities?

A: The Tower at Southdale prints a monthly calendar showing the dates and times of various activities. Monthly activities include bingo, card games, pot-luck meals, seasonal activities, and knitting/sewing for our Project H.A.N.D.S. program. There is also a craft room.

Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?

A: There is a laundry center at The Tower at Southdale. 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 second floor.

Q: What is the trash disposal process?

A: There is a trash chute on each floor of the building. Outside, there are 2 dumpsters for large items.

Q: Is there any public transportation available?

A: Yes, currently the city of Anderson has a bus service that stops at our door. There is also a service, Nifty-Lift, for mobility-impaired people. The Tower at Southdale also has a van that takes residents to the grocery store once a week and on occasional outings.