Texas Senior Care and Housing Directory
Texas Senior Care and Housing Directory

Texas Senior Living Resources

55+ Independent Senior Living

Texas Independent Living Communities

Affordable Senior Apartments

Senior couple in affordable apartment

Granny Pods / Med Cottages

Granny Pods / Tiny Houses

Senior Housing & Care Locators

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Texas Senior Living Resources

There are a variety of Texas senior living options to choose from with one of the most popular being 55+  Apartments Communities which require residents to be at least 55 years old. Some apartments are specifically designed for older adults and are age-restricted, for 55 plus or 62 plus. These senior apartments serve residents with senior-friendly features, amenities, activities, fitness classes and more. Medical and personal care usually is not included, though in some cases,however, housekeeping, meals and other services may be purchased at an additional cost.

Then there are Affordable Senior Apartments which 'Income Guidelines Apply' which are simply apartments priced to fit most budgets of older adults on fixed incomes. In exchange, all or a portion of the apartments are set aside for low- or fixed-income tenants. Your eligible income and your rent will be based on the average income for the area where you live. Many Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties are operated as 55+ or 62+ communities, or as senior apartments.

Income restrictions apply to affordable housing which can vary from 30 – 40 -50 - 60% of the area median income in the specific city in which to property is built. You need to determine which property and then that city has its federally established guidelines, for which your monthly income cannot exceed a certain amount, based on HH of 1 person or 2 persons or 3 persons.

If you see the wording "Variable Pricing Structure" it simply means the community offers BOTH affordable housing and market rate apartments located on the same property. Market Rate units have no maximum income guidelines, and usually have upgrades (marble counter, upgraded sinks, tubs, hardware etc..) Be sure to check with the property you're considering as they can give you the specific guidelines for "affordable" or determine if market rate is your best option.

Senior Housing & Care Locators can assist families who are considering their options but not sure which would be best for their current situation.

Granny Pods
(or flats) is a tiny home built or placed on the same property as the home of someone who will look after the occupant. They offer more privacy and independence than living with family as they are set up on the property of a larger family home and connected to the existing utilities. They are typically 400-500 square feet in space.

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