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About Stevenson House

Filling a critical need in the Palo Alto area

Stevenson House is one of the few affordable senior-housing complexes in California that is independently stewarded by a volunteer board of directors and operated by a property-management firm. In addition to housing, it is the setting of weekday lunches provided by La Comida for the public (age 60+) for a $3 donation.

Stevenson House exists to provide affordable housing for those truly in need in our community. Palo Alto and the greater Bay area has an acute lack of housing for its low-income elderly, with many living in cars, homeless shelters, and temporary housing.

Eligibility:

  • The minimum age for admission is 62 years
  • Applicants must be able to take care of themselves and maintain their apartments
  • Applicants must be willing to comply with the terms of the lease, whether independent or with the assistance of a third party (paid by applicant), or as a result of a reasonable accommodation provided by the facility
  • Applicants must show proof of financial responsibility

Income eligibility:

  • Minimum: Stevenson House cost for rent must not exceed 65% of the applicant’s current income (unless receiving Section 8 assistance)
  • Maximum/Section 202 Units: Income for one person cannot exceed $52,550; income for a couple cannot exceed $60,050
  • Maximum/Section 8 Units: Income for one person cannot exceed $35,500; income for a couple cannot exceed $40,550
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