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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.

Income Requirements

View the HUD income qualification limits. They change annually, so we no longer publish them on the website.

Does Stevenson House offer care coordination?

No. 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?

Stevenson House accepts applications only when the waiting list is open. Interested applicants can visit Stevenson House in person to see the facility to assure the housing meets the applicant’s needs. Call Inna Hiller, leasing agent, at 650-494-1944 if you have questions or would like to schedule a short tour.