November 2004

Press Contacts:
Chris Davis / Sarah Bockhold

New Affordable Senior Apartments to Open Soon

San Luis Obispo CA, November 30, 2004—Peoples' Self-Help Housing announces Creekside Gardens, the newest apartment complex in Paso Robles designed just for limited income seniors, is opening soon. Construction is due for completion in March 2005 and applications for new residents will be available on Saturday, December 4, 2004. Interested persons can pick up an application at the Paso Robles City Library Conference Center at 1000 Spring Street in Paso Robles on Saturday, December 4th between 10:00am and 5:00pm. Staff from Peoples' Self-Help Housing will be on hand to distribute applications and answer questions.

For those who cannot be there in person, call the toll-free number and leave a message that you would like an application mailed to you. Applicants don't need to bring any paperwork that day as the completed application and supporting documents will be returned by mail or delivered to the Peoples' Self-Help Housing office in San Luis Obispo.

Creekside Gardens offers affordable rents to the low-income seniors. Monthly rent is based on 30% of a household's income. For example, the rent and utilities for a senior with a monthly income of $1,000 is just $300. To qualify, singles can make no more than $1,800 per month, couples no more than $2,058 per month, and the head of household must be 62 years of age or older.

Situated near Walmart and the intersection of Niblick Road and S. River Road, the housing is at 401 Oak Hill Road within close proximity to shopping and transportation. Creekside Gardens is situated amidst a stand of impressive oak trees and site amenities include a recreation building, rose garden, gazebo and gardens in front of each unit. All apartments are one-story and include special features designed just for older persons, such as extra-wide doorways, emergency call buttons, and grab bars in the bathrooms.

The City of Paso Robles, County of San Luis Obispo and US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided funding for this affordable senior housing. To be placed on the mailing list for reminders or to request an application, call the toll-free number at 800-549-4733.