FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement?
The head of household must be either at least 62 years of age or disabled - any age.

Are pets allowed?
One small dog or cat is allowed. An additional $100 security deposit will be required, plus some other regulations apply. Refer to pet policy for additional information.

Is there any medical care or daily assistance available?
Madison Lane Apartments is an independent living facility. There are no medical or other services provided. If assistance with daily living activities is required - this should be arranged by the tenant or tenant's family with outside agencies or private individuals.

Who owns Madison Lane Apartments?
Madison Lane Apartments is owned by Mid-York Senior Homes, Inc, a not-for-profit corporation.  A twelve member board of directors (including one resident, elected by tenants), oversees the management of the apartments.

How much does it cost to live at Madison Lane?
Rent is calculated on a sliding scale, based on your income and out-of-pocket medical expenses. Rent plus utilities combined will be approximately 30% of your adjusted income (or less than 30% if you reach the maximum rent.)

How large are the apartments?  Are they furnished? What is included?
Apartment sizes vary, but are approximately 600 to 700 square feet for one-bedroom units. Some have exterior porches or patios. The apartments are carpeted, and include a stove and refrigerator, but are unfurnished. Coin operated laundry rooms are available.

Is there a waiting list, and how long will it take to be considered for a place?
There is usually a waiting list for Madison Lane Apartments, as it is such a great place to live! Your wait will depend on your income level:  priority is given to those in the very-low income level (currently under $21,350 per year for one person).  For more information on the selection process, you can view the "selection criteria" on the "How do I apply?" page.

What activities, if any, are offered?
There are two community rooms available for the residents' use: one with a fire place and large screen TV and DVD; the other hosts a hot lunch program through the county SNACK program. The Hamilton Senior Citizens Center oversees the hot lunch program on weekdays, and schedules a variety of activities and overnight trips for our residents as well as other seniors in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Can one be considered for part of a year, or must you occupy year-round?
Once you become a resident of Madison Lane Apartments, it must be your primary home. You may be away only up to two months at a time, unless there is a medical or other emergency.