Here you will be able to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please contact us.
Who is eligible to live in Villa Ro?
Because Villa Ro is operated as a HUD low-income housing authority, admission is based on three primary factors: Income, age and family composition. We welcome anyone 18 years of age or older to apply. Students must be able to verify they are living independent of financial assistance from their parents in order to be eligible for our apartments. Senior citizens and those with disabilities are given a preference on our waiting list as well as those who are working. Income limits are adjusted on an annual basis to reflect changes in the current income base for McPherson County.
How is rent determined?
Your rent is based on your income. Senior citizens are able to use out-of-pocket medical expenses as deductions before rent is calculated. Those who are still working receive a 20% deduction from their wages before rent is calculated. Some people may qualify for deductions, such as having a youth under the age of 18 in the household, childcare, head of household disability expenses, and medical expenses for the elderly. All residents receive a utility allowance, which is deducted from your rent to help compensate for utility expenses.
How do you determine income?
Income is considered any and all monies that come into the household on a recurring basis from any source. Potential income sources include such things as wages, unemployment assistance, child support, social security payments, disability payments, assistance from family or social service agencies, income from property, savings, or stocks & bonds.
Am I required to sign a lease?
Yes. A one-year lease term is required.
What other types of rent are available?
Besides income-based rent, flat rent rates are also available. Flat rent is not an income based rent and you do not receive allowable deductions such as utility allowances. Your rent will remain the same regardless of your income. Flat rents are set at the market rent rate for a comparable apartment in the private sector.
Do you require a security deposit?
Yes. Security deposit amounts are set by the unit size and population category.
Do you allow pets?
Yes. The Lindsborg Housing Authority has a pet policy and a service animal policy. Tenants may have one dog or cat, or other approved small pets (fish, bird, gerbil). No exotic pets are permitted. You must make application for a pet before bringing them on the Lindsborg Housing Authority property. An additional security deposit of $100 must be paid at the time a pet application is paid unless the animal is a permitted service or therapy animal. Please ask for a pet application for complete rules and regulations.
What utilities am I responsible for?
Residents are responsible for natural gas and electric utilities. You must have electric and gas utilities in your name at the lease signing. The Lindsborg Housing Authority pays for water, sewer and refuse for you. You must keep your utility payments current. Failure to pay your utilities is considered a violation of the conditions of your lease. Residents are responsible for setting up their own cable or satellite accounts. For landline telephone service, residents must contact their preferred carrier for installation and/or repair.
How do I apply to live in Villa Ro?
If you are interested in living in Villa Ro, simply download an application packet from this web site, write or call our office. Your application will be processed when it is received and if you are eligible, you will be placed on our waiting list in the order of the date and time we received your application materials.
Is smoking allowed at Villa Ro Apartments?
Villa Ro Apartments are smoke-free. The smoke-free policy prohibits smoking in Villa Ro Apartments or on Villa Ro property. Smokers may reside at Villa Ro Apartments, but smoking is limited to designated areas off property. The policy applies to residents, employees and guests.