Monday, June 26, 2006

SENIOR HOUSING: The Volunteers of America announced in their spring newsletter that their affordable housing project for seniors is on track with a projected opening sometime during the late summer or early fall of this year. The project, located off of E. 32nd Street near County Road 250, houses 30 units that will be leased to individuals and couples who meet eligibility criteria. These criteria include being at least 62 years of age and meeting the income guidelines established by HUD: 1 person =$20,800 per year; 2 people =$23,700 per year. Applicants must also pass a criminal background check. Rent is calculated at 30% of the individual or couple's adjusted monthly income and the initial lease term is one year. Each unit is approximately 500 square feet with one small pet allowable per unit adding a deposit of $300. The units will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Applications are currently being accepted. Applications can be obtained and dropped off at the Volunteers of American Thrift Store. For additional information contact: Anna Strobl, Director of Affordable Housing for the Volunteers of America Colorado Branch at (303)297-0408.

Thank you Volunteers of America for all you do for our community. The VOA is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization providing human service programs and opportunities for individual community involvement including the Durango Community Shelter, Southwest Safehouse and the Thrift Store.

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