Can I have pets at the Orinoka Civic House?

Cats and dogs will not be permitted.

 

What will the rents be?

Rents will vary based on income level. Rents are designed to be affordable at a variety of income levels and will be determined upon review with the property management company.

 

Which utilities will tenants be responsible for?

Tenants will pay their own gas and electric. If tenants choose to have phone, cable or internet services, they will also pay for those.

 

Will the building have security?

The building will have an on-site property manager. In addition, the building will have a front door entry system and only residents with key cards will be able to enter. If you have a guest coming, you will be able to let them in from your apartment. There will also be plenty of street lighting and security cameras.

 

How many people can live in one apartment?

The general rule is a maximum of two people per bedroom. In other words, two people can share a one-bedroom apartment, and four people could share a two-bedroom apartment

 

What will the apartments look like?

Here are a few sample layouts for one and two bedroom apartments.

D:DropboxShared FilesOrinoka Jibeori NKCDC fit outunit plan

D:DropboxShared FilesOrinoka Jibeori NKCDC fit outunit plan

 

Do I make too much money to live at the Orinoka Civic House?

The Orinoka Civic House will have units available at a variety of different income levels, for individuals or families earning between 20%-60% of Area Median Income. What those incomes are depends on a lot of factors, including family size.

The best way to determine whether you are eligible is to submit an application and then speak to a member of the property management staff so they can determine your eligibility. Here are a few examples of the people who may be eligible to live at the Orinoka Civic House:

  • Jan is retired and receives a $900/month social security check. She lives alone and sometimes uses a wheelchair to get around. Jan would be able to afford a one-bedroom, handicap accessible apartment at the Orinoka Civic House.
  • Julia makes $12,000/year as a part-time substitute teacher. Her husband Joe earns $27,000/year as a mechanic. They have two kids. Joe and Julia would be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment at the Orinoka Civic House.
  • John is a store manager and makes about $36,000/year. He lives with his girlfriend Jennifer who is a full-time student. John’s brother visits them a lot, and John and Jennifer may want to have kids someday so they are looking for more than one bedroom. John and Jennifer would be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment at the Orinoka Civic House.