There are just a few days left to apply for what might be a great affordable housing opportunity in the Los Angeles area. The deadline for the Vintage at Woodman Apartments housing lottery is January 17, 2023. See below for details on how to apply.
The essentials: rent and age requirements
The “might be” above refers to the fact that rent and age requirements are not stated clearly in the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) webpage. The rent amounts stated below represent my interpretation of the information provided. Please contact the LAHD or the property owners to confirm these figures.
The LAHD webpage linked above provides the number of apartments available to this lottery based on apartment layout and area median income, or AMI, requirements. This page links to a document showing Maximum Allowable Rent Levels for each AMI bracket. These rent amounts are the ones shown below.
Available apartment layouts and rents based on the above explanation
There are 239 affordable apartments in this lottery. Eligible households will have total incomes within 50%, 60%, or 80% of AMI.
Estimated rents, as explained previously, are shown as ranges. The exact rent will be determined by the household’s AMI bracket.
One-bedroom apartments: 165 are available, with monthly rents from $1,116 to $1,786.
Two-bedroom apartments. There are 74 two-bedroom units. Rents for these will vary from $1,340 to $2,144 per month.
Since Vintage at Woodman is described as a “Senior 55+ Community,” at least one member of an eligible household will need to be 55 or older. This is common practice according to the Fair Housing Act of 1995. Since communities are free to add additional restrictions, however, contact the property owners directly if you require additional information.
Documentation regarding responsibility for utilities is also unclear. For more information, as well as details on Vintage at Woodman amenities, see my original NewsBreak article about this lottery:
Los Angeles area apartments with expected rents as low as $1,116 per month
Vintage at Woodman location
Vintage at Woodman is located at 7700 N. Woodman Avenue in Panorama City.
How to apply
The deadline for online (or postmark for mailed) applications is January 17, 2023. If you plan to apply for this lottery, I suggest you start right away as there is very little time left and the process does look somewhat involved. For one thing, you will need to create an account with the Los Angeles Housing Department.
Apply online if possible to beat the deadline. Look for the “Apply” button here.
Please share with others who may qualify for this lottery
Los Angeles, with its ongoing housing struggles, has relatively few affordable housing lotteries like this one. Not all will be eligible due to the age requirement, but if you have friends or family who might appreciate this opportunity, please share this article with them.
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