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 The Concord at 626-792-1032. We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: What type of housing is The Concord? Is it low income housing?
A: The Concord is a subsidized housing community for seniors over the age of 62. 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 electric.
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: The Concord has 148 apartments.
Q: How big are the apartments?
A: The Concord offers spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments. For square footage, studio apartments are approximately 368 square feet and one-bedroom apartments and accessible apartments are approximately 483 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.
Q: Is there a waiting list for residency?
A: Yes, currently The Concord 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 with a minimum of $50. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: The Concord welcomes your pet. 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 the same amount as the security deposit with a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $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 an elevator?
A: Yes, there are two elevators located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents, on all floors.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Yes, The Concord offers its residents the use of two parking lots.
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: The Concord prints a monthly newsletter showing the dates and times of various activities. Monthly activities include bingo, card games, pot-luck meals, and knitting/sewing for our Project HANDS 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 is one laundry center at The Concord.
Q: Is there any public transportation available?
A: Yes, Dial-a-Ride.