Qualifications

Your interest in West Highland Apartments in Escanaba is appreciated.  Here are some answers to the most often asked questions about this housing program.


LOCATION:


West Highland Apartments

2701 1st Avenue South
Escanaba, MI.  49829

 

TOTAL UNITS:

135 Apartments
123 One Bedroom Apartments and 12 Two Bedroom Apartments; (6 Apartments are Designed for Barrier Free Occupancy)


FEATURES:

30” Electric RangeFrost Free Refrigerator
Carpeting in living Areas and Vinyl Floors in Kitchen and Bath
Shower Stall with Seat; no TubEach Floor has separate Room with Bath TubCommunity Rooms (Kitchen, Craft Room, Reading Room, Large Lobby Living Area)Patio and Shuffleboard Court at Ground LevelDeck facing South on each Upper FloorCoin Operated Laundry on each FloorTV Antenna is provided, Cable TV is available
Paved Parking Lot


LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL CONTROLS:

These apartments are financed and built under the guidance of the Michigan State HousingDevelopment Authority (MSHDA) and rent subsidized under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  TPM incorporated, as the management agent for West Highland Apartments must follow federal regulations (HUD), and State (MSHDA) operational policies in management of the Apartments.  City of Escanaba building and housing codes are enforced.


EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY:

We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law.  This is an Equal Housing Opportunity Available to all persons regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin.

MARKET RENTAL RATES SET BY HUD AND MSHDA ARE:

One Bedroom Apartment                               $563/mo.
Two Bedroom Apartment                               $645/mo.
Utilities of heat, electricity, and water are included in rent.                                                                                            


INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY COMPOSITION AND SUBSIDY ELIGIBILITY:

These apartments are designed and built to enable individuals or families to live in decent, safe, and sanitary housing in Escanaba, including those who would be unable to afford such housing from their own resources.This housing program is designed for a family whose head or spouse (or sole member) is an elderly (age 62 years or older), disabled, or handicapped person.

Individuals or families qualifying for a rent subsidy will pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income for rent.  Yearly income is determined by calculating (where applicable) gross Social Security benefits, SSI benefits, pensions, wages, etc., plus annual income from assets.  Rent is determined after making allowances for medical expenses, etc.

Present yearly maximum income limits qualifying for rent subsidy are:


FAMILY SIZE
                                                    1                             2

Maximum Qualifying Yearly Income__________$30,750___________$35,150________________

Individual or Family income exceeding the above limits are ineligible for rental of these units.


DEDICATION:

West Highland Apartments were dedicated on September 22, 1978.


NOTIFICATION OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAPPED STATUS (504)

WEST HIGHLAND does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.

The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8 dated June 2, 1988).

Name:       Dave Lyon
Address:   1425 Gezon Parkway, Wyoming, MI  49509
Voice:       (616) 532-7700   Fax: (616) 532-7701


APPLICATION:

Please fill out the attached application form and return to:
WEST HIGHLAND LDHA
2701 1ST AVENUE SOUTH
ESCANABA, MICHIGAN  49829

Click here to download the Rental Application

 If you need help with reading, writing, hearing, etc., under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you are invited to make your needs known to a member of the West Highland Office Staff.

Michelle C. Grenier
Manager