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The Eleanor and The Franklin  

The Eleanor and The Franklin

BHA, together with Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development, redeveloped the former Park Cty Hospital into the Eleanor and The Franklin which together provide 110 units of affordable housing.The Franklin offers 48 units for veterans, homeless, or other individuals needing supportive services; and The Eleanor contains 62 units of elderly housing, 35 of which provide congregate services, including dining, wellness programs, and housekeeping.

BHA is currently accepting applications for The Eleanor's congregate housing waiting list.

The Eleanor's congregate apartments have accessible features and individual controls for heat and air conditioning. The Eleanor has 24 hour staff in a secured building. Utilities are included in the rent. Residents can take advantage of common space throughout the building, a community/activity room and laundry facilities on each floor.  Eleanor Apartments are located on the Park Avenue bus line. Heat and other utilities are included in the rent.

Congregate Services include the following;

  1. Individual apartment accommodations without shared kitchen or bath facilities.
  2. One main meal a day in the facility's main dining area.
  3. Housekeeping services as required.
  4. Personal care services to assist in the delivery of services for daily living activities.
  5. 24 hour emergency security.

Congregate Services do not include:

  1. Rehabilitation services.
  2. Nursing services or supervision for any purpose including but not limited to administration and monitoring of medications.

Eligibility for Eleanor Congregate is;

  • 62 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must have temporary or periodic difficulties with one or more essential activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, grooming, dressing or transferring.
  • Applicant must be able to live independently with the help of congregate services.
  • Applicant must be an American Citizen or have residency status
  • Income limits are set at $35,640 for one person or $40,680 for a household of 2 people

Fee Structure for Congregate Housing:

Residents pay 1) Monthly Base Rent and 2) Monthly Fee for the Congregate Services. The Monthly Rent is based on 30% of the Applicant’s Gross Income minus Out of Pocket Medical Expenses. 

The Monthly Services Fee is calculated through a formula.

  • Deductions are taken for food, personal and medical expenses
  • After deductions are taken, the amount remaining is the amount of your income available for Congregate Services
  • There is a cap on the fee for services based on tenant income.
  • A single tenant with an income of $12,000 per year and approximately $5000 in medical expenses would pay; $180 in rent and $190 for monthly services, for $370 per month total.
  • A single tenant with an income of $5,400 per year and no medical expenses would pay: $135 in rent and $0 for monthly services, for a total of $135 per month.
Last Updated October 12, 2013