Menorah Park senior housing to open its waiting list

Menorah Park, a 151-unit housing facility in San Francisco for low-income seniors of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, will be opening up its waiting list next month.

This is something that takes place only once every five years, according to Joan Levison, Menorah Park’s executive director. “If a person or someone they know is looking for affordable senior housing, this is an important announcement,” she said.

Located in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood near the Jewish Community Center, Menorah Park offers one-bedroom and studio apartments, including some studios designed for those who are mobility impaired. All units have a kitchen and bathroom. The complex is subsidized by the Department of Urban and Housing Development.

Applicants must be at least 62 years of age, or 18-and-older with a mobility impairment. Annual income must be no greater than $41,050 for one person or $46,900 for two people to qualify as “very low income,” or $24,650 for one or $28,150 for two to qualify as “extremely low income.” These are the maximum income limits for 2015.

A pre-application form became available this week at Forms also can be picked up at Menorah Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8-10. Completed pre-applications will be accepted by mail only from July 20-24 at Menorah Park, 3365 Sacramento St., S.F., 94118. Applications delivered in person will not be accepted. For more information, visit the website or call (415) 929-7912.