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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.

Waiting List: See the Apply page for the status of the waiting list

How to apply to join the waiting list: Applications are only accepted when the waiting list is open.  If you need immediate housing, contact these agencies.

Interested applicants can visit Stevenson House in person to see the facility to ensure the housing meets the applicant’s needs. Please call Inna Hiller, leasing agent, at 650-494-1944 if you have questions or would like to schedule a short tour.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The minimum age for admission is 62.
  • Applicants must be able to take care of themselves and maintain their apartment.
  • Applicants must be willing to comply with the terms of the lease, whether independent, 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 requirements change annually and can be found by visiting the HUD User website.