Frequently Asked Questions
What are the qualifications for residency at Stevenson House?
- 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.
Does Stevenson House offer a meal program?
No. But La Comida provides a lunch, open to the public, every weekday. A $3 contribution is asked from each person to help offset the cost of the meal, which costs much more to offer. No eligible older adult (age 60 and over) will be denied participation because of failure or inability to contribute. Residents are also able to participate in the Brown Bag Program from Second Harvest Food Bank. Stevenson House hosts a farmer’s market the second Thursday of the month.
- Minimum: Stevenson House cost for rent and meals 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.
Does Stevenson House offer care coordination?
Not really. We help residents access help so they can maintain their independence and remain at Stevenson House as long as possible. That includes: needs assessment, home visits, as well as application preparation for advanced services when and if they become necessary.
How do I apply to Stevenson House?
Interested applicants should visit Stevenson House in person to see the facility. This insures the housing and service meet the applicant’s needs. Families are encouraged to join the applicant for this visit. Please call Inna Hiller, Resident Services Assistant, at (650) 494-1944 ext. 20 to schedule a tour. The tour and informational interview will take about one hour. Following the tour, applicants are given a pre-application packet.
When Stevenson House receives a pre-application, the applicant’s name is placed on the Waiting List. When an applicant’s name nears the top of the Waiting List, he/she is contacted and asked to complete a Final Application Packet. Following successful completion of the Final Application Packet, the Resident Services Staff will meet with the applicant regarding a specific apartment availability, the lease, and move-in details.