Sunny Isle Housing

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 Sunny Isle Housing 340-778-8430.  We look forward to hearing from you!  

Q:  What type of housing is Sunny Isle Housing?  Is it low income housing?

A:  Sunny Isle Housing is a subsidized housing community for seniors age of 62 & over.  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 hot water, & trash. A utility allowance of $ 76.00 is the allowance that is deducted off of the resident’s rent payment (meant to help the resident pay the utility bills).  The allowance amount is based on average usage for the apartment and may change annually.  Residents will still receive two utility bills (electric and gas) but the allowance is intended to help pay for these bills.  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:  Sunny Isle Housing has 55 apartments.

Q:  How big are the apartments?

A:  Sunny Isle Housing e offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, all with accessible features, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired.  

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 Sunny Isle Housing 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 (plus the $75.00 utility allowance).  This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.  

Q:  Do you allow pets?

A:  Sunny Isle Housing welcomes you to bring your pet along with you.  Fish and birds are welcomed without a deposit.  We also welcome a small dog or a cat with a pet deposit.  There is a limit of one animal (cat or dog) per apartment and there are certain size and breed restrictions. Unless it is medical assisted animal.

Q:  What is the Pet Deposit?

A:  The pet deposit of $150.00.  Payment arrangements can be made 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 an elevators located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents, on all floors.  

Q:  Is parking available?

A:  Yes, Sunny Isle Housing offers its residents the use of a large parking lot.

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, one mail box keys to heir private lock box  and an entry access  for family and friend to visit as they please. Our main entrance is intercom controlled and automatically opens with the key.  

Q:  Are there any planned activities?

A:  Sunny Isle Housing prints a monthly calendar (& a Monthly Newsletter) showing the dates and times of various activities.  Monthly activities include movies Pressure screening and games, seasonal activities such as gardening, for our Project HANDS program and out Agency and group activities.

Q:  Are there on-site laundry facilities?

A:  There is a laundry center at Sunny Isle Housing.  This laundry center contains two coin operated washers and two coin operated dryers with folding areas for the convenience of our residents.  The laundry room is located on the second and third floor of our facility

Q:  Is there any public transportation available?

A:  Yes, ( Service Coordinator Assistance )  The resident can apply for the Vitrans transit Service which pick you at your door and transport you to conduct your business and return you to your door or you can  take a walk 3 minutes to the shopping center where you will find public transportation every 10 to 15 minutes. Pull up.