Individuals 62 and above are eligible for affordable housing.
Providing access to affordable housing has the greatest positive impact on the quality of life for many low-income seniors in San Diego.
While surviving on a small fixed income to pay for rent, food and medication, seniors are at risk of homelessness and too often begin the downward spiral from independence to institutionalization.
Serving Seniors therefore opened its first affordable housing complex, Potiker Family Senior Residence, in 2003 in San Diego’s East Village and added a second complex, City Heights Square, in 2007 in City Heights (renamed Potiker City Heights Residence in 2013). Both buildings are located only walking distance to public transportation, pharmacies, churches, supermarkets, shopping centers and restaurants. Rent is far below the average high cost for housing in San Diego.
Supportive Services At Your Doorstep:
More than just a safe place to call home, we provide the following quality supportive services that prevent and remove the barriers to independent living:
- Nutritious breakfast and lunch
- Activities and socialization opportunities
- Mental health and group counseling
- Access to a registered nurse
- Social service case management
Homeless Prevention Program:
Homeless seniors are connected with case managers who provide them with access to housing, meals and counseling during a 90-day transitional period. For ten years, our “housing first” model has successfully helped more than 1,000 seniors in our community. Visit the Supportive Services page for more information about the Homeless Prevention Program.