Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to many common questions are below. If you have any other questions, you can contact us at 303-937-3000 or by filling out the contact form here.

I am under 62 years old but disabled, can I live there?

The Housing for Older Persons Act is an exemption under HUD’s Fair Housing Act that requires any properties serving individuals 62 and over is exclusively occupied by persons 62 years of age or older. We cannot accept anyone under the age of 62 per HUD guidelines.

Are you full? How long of a wait list in Residences? Where am I on the list?

Currently, The Residences is full and has a waitlist. However, The Summit has immediate availability. Please contact us at (303) 937-3000 for any further questions regarding the waitlist.

Do you allow pets? How many?

We do allow one pet per apartment. Pets must be 2 years or older and under 30 pounds. Service and companion animals are not bound by these rules. 

Do you have transportation to and from doctor appointments?

Eaton does not provide transportation to and from doctor’s appointments. We do have scheduled group transportation on Eaton’s bus to activities and stores.  In addition, Eaton’s Service Coordinators can connect you to external transportation resources to assist with getting to and from doctor appointments. 

If I am 65 years old and my wife is 60, can we live there?

The Housing for Older Persons Act is an exemption under HUD’s Fair Housing Act that requires any properties serving individuals 62 and over is exclusively occupied by persons 62 years of age or older. No resident living in the community can be under the age of 62. 

Can I smoke in the apartment?

Smoking is not allowed in your apartment or anywhere in the building. The only place on the property that smoking is allowed is a designated smoking area behind the building that is covered and has benches.

Do you take credit cards to pay rent, etc.? 

We do not accept credit cards for rent. However, we do use ACH if you would like your rent to be deducted directly from your account rather than write a check. 

What is the Middle Market?

The “Middle Market” refers to middle-income seniors who make too much money to qualify for subsidized housing and too little to afford a high-end retirement community. You can learn more about it on our blog.

Why do you have an income restriction of 120% AMI at The Summit?

We imposed an income restriction of 120% of the Area Median Income, AMI, at The Summit to ensure that the community is truly serving the middle market. For individuals making more than 120% AMI, there are many other senior living options available.  

What is independent living? 

Independent Living is for older adults who are able to live on their own in an apartment, but who want the conveniences of living within a community that can provide services and amenities such as housekeeping, social activities, dining and transportation. Eaton’s staff does not provide any assistance with care needs or activities of daily living. Eaton’s Service Coordinators can provide referrals to external resources and services for assistance with care and activities of daily living. 

Is there parking?

Residents have complimentary reserved parking spaces in our parking lot on a first come, first served basis. There is limited reserved parking. We also have ample parking on the street.

Do you have a fitness center?

We have a fitness center on-site that has a NuStep bike, treadmill, weights, resistance bands and more. The fitness center also serves as the offices for our on-site physical and occupational therapists. 

Can I have overnight guests?

In The Residences, per HUD guidelines, you can have an overnight guest up to 14 days per calendar year. If you have a voucher-subsidized apartment (either through Jefferson County Housing Authority or through the Section 8 Program) in The Summit, you must follow the guidelines set forth by HUD. Please report these stays to leasing. However, in The Summit’s market-rate apartments, you can have overnight guests as frequently as you like. 

Do you have a restaurant?

We have an on-site dining room that provides restaurant-style service or grab and go options. The dining room is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Do you have on-site church services?

We were founded by West Alameda Community Baptist Church. The church is still located in our community. We do offer Sunday worship services as well as other spiritual engagement opportunities. In addition, we respect all spiritual and religious practices. You do not need to belong to any particular faith group to live here. 

Do you have an on-site maintenance team?

We have a maintenance team who is on-site during business hours and on-call outside of business hours. The maintenance emergency phone is monitored 24/7 to ensure a quick response to resolve any pressing issues within your apartment or the building.