General information on housing options in the area is available by calling Manchester Senior, Adult and Family Services at 860-647-3096. Staff can also consult regarding programs and services which may help someone remain in their home.
For your convenience, Senior, Adult & Family Services has a list available of local apartments with landlord/management names and phone numbers.
Manchester Housing Authority 860-643-2163 manages independent elderly and disabled apartments (many are subsidized) and maintains a waiting list. Tenants, who must be 62 or disabled and within income limits, pay approximately 30% of their income for rent. A structured system of services is usually not available but tenants may bring in their own help.
Congregate Housing is elderly rental housing which includes a private kitchen and bath and offers some assistance. Typically, services include one meal daily, housekeeping and recreation as well as an on-site staff person 24 hours per day for emergencies. Westhill Congregate may be contacted at 860-643-2163 ext 120.
Orford Village Commons, offers independent subsidized apartments for people at least 62. Call 1-800-525-8478 or 860-643-5310.
Assisted Living is a managed residential community of individual apartments that also provides support services through a licensed assisted living agency. Core services typically include laundry, recreation, meals, housekeeping, and transportation. Nursing services are also available. Monthly fees vary according to service level and apartment size.
Continuing-Care Retirement Communities or life-care communities provide various levels of care from independent through nursing home to meet the changing needs of residents. Residents must be independent upon admission and enter into a contract requiring a lump sum entrance fee and monthly fees.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Program subsidizes qualified renters for private apartments they have located. Call 860-643-4832 for requirements and current information on the waiting list.