Church Housing Corp owns and manages three key senior independent living buildings in Chester and Delaware County. Each building provides advocacy, coordination of services, transportation to/from grocery stores and pharmacies. The buildings are:
St. Peter's Place located at 111 Church St, Phoenixville, PA.
Episcopal Place located at 601 Center St, Phoenixville, PA.
Episcopal Place at Park Row at 424 W 24th St, Upland, PA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about the process
Q: How long is the wait for senior housing?
A: It varies based on the building but it is anywhere from 2-3 years.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Each building has an application and can be found under the tab 'Residents' or you can go to the 'contact us' page and provide a mailing address and we will mail an application. (If you are unsure of which building is the best suited for you, you can call CHC at 610-933-4383 to discuss in more detail.) Once an application is submitted, you will be on the waiting list. When your name is one of the top five on the waiting list, CHC will contact you to discuss the process.
Q: What is the process?
A: CHC will perform a home visit, run a criminal and credit report and verify all assets and income. Assets and income information helps CHC determine if you income qualify. If you are accepted, CHC will assign a unit when one becomes available.
Q: Are there handicap accessible units?
A: Yes, we have designed units to accommodate persons needing features of a handicap accessible unit. We also have units that have audio and visual emergency devices to alert someone of an emergency in the building.
Q: How old do I have to be to live here?
A: You must be 62 years of age unless you are in need of the features of a handicap accessible unit.
Q: Is this subsidized housing?
A: Yes, the senior buildings are supported by HUD.
Q: Is the rent dependent upon my income?
A: Yes, you will pay 30% of your adjusted annual income.
Q: Is there an annual income limit?
A: Yes, the income limit is $30,600 for an individual and $35,000 per couple (these limits are set for the calendar year 2018 and subject to change in 2019).
Q: Am I eligible if I own a home?
A: Maybe, your home is an asset. Assets are imputed at the HUD designated rate.
Move In Questions
Q: How many bedrooms do your apartments have?
A:All buildings have one bedroom units. St. Peter's Place also has efficiency units.
Q:Is there a required security deposit?
A:Yes, the amount is equal to your first month's rent.
Q: Do I have to pay the security deposit in full upon move in?
A: Yes, however, if there are special circumstances, we will take it into consideration.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Yes, one domestic pet that weighs 40 lbs or less.
Q: Is there a pet fee?
A: Yes, there is a ONE time refundable security deposit of $300.00.
Q: What is included in my rent?
A: Electricity, water, sewer, heat/air conditioning and trash are all included in your rent.
Q: What expenses will I be responsible for?
A: you will be responsible for your telephone, cable and internet.
Q: Can I choose my unit?
A: No, your unit will be assigned based on availability.
Q: Are there elevators on the premises?
A: Yes, each building has two elevators for residents.