Frequently Asked Questions

Vintage Housing
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vintage Housing?
Vintage Housing is a nonprofit Oklahoma organization that develops affordable housing for seniors with limited resources. It is an affiliate of LIFE Senior Services, a nonprofit Tulsa Area United Way organization that serves seniors and caregivers through a variety of programs and services.

What services are available?
Each development is designed to accommodate a variety of resident and community support services. Please contact the resident manager at your community of interest for a complete list of services available. Services vary by location.

Health screenings and frequent recreational activities are planned and organized by the Planning Committee at each community. The Planning Committee typically includes two residents, the resident manager, LIFE's Housing Services Coordinator and a community representative. The Housing Services Coordinator also works with individual residents, as needed, helping them access support and services, enabling them to remain independent as long as possible and avoid nursing home care.

Do Vintage Housing communities offer assisted living or nursing home care?
No. Vintage Housing communities are independent living developments. Residents must be in good health, and be socially and functionally independent.

If I have personal care needs, how can they be met?
Resident managers keep a listing of agencies that are available to assist with personal care needs and household tasks. Some agencies charge a fee for their services. If additional in-home or community-based services are needed, case management services are available from LIFE Senior Services.

How old do I have to be?
Residents must be at least 62 years old when they sign their lease.

What are the income guidelines?
Vintage Housing communities are developed specifically for lower to moderate-income seniors whose income is below 60% of area median income. For help calculating income for eligibility purposes, contact Wilhoit Management, Vintage Housing's property management company, at the number below.

Wilhoit Management: (417) 883-1632

Are Vintage Housing communities subsidized?
No. Vintage Housing receives no ongoing subsidies and should not be confused with subsidized public housing. We depend on the rents we collect to pay all operating costs.

Do you accept housing assistance vouchers?
Yes. You can use your Housing Choice voucher at Vintage Housing communities. Wilhoit Management will need to verify your voucher.

What is the monthly rent?
The below market rents vary from site to site. Wilhoit Management can provide you with information about specific locations.

What utilities are included and not included in the monthly rent?
Natural gas, water, sewer and trash collection are included in the monthly rent. Electricity, cable television and telephone are not included in the monthly rent.

Can I have a co-signer?

Are apartments handicap accessible?
A few apartments at each location are fully handicap accessible. All other apartments meet or exceed Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and are wheelchair accessible.

Are pets allowed?
Pets weighing up to 25 pounds fully grown are welcome. A resident can have up to two pets. Residents with pets are charged a refundable $250 deposit due with the application.

Is there an application fee?
Yes. Applicants are charged a nominal fee of $10 for a credit check.

Is there a deposit charged?
Yes. A refundable deposit of $200 is required with the application.

If there are no vacancies, can my name be added to a waiting list?
Yes. Each community, as well as Wilhoit Management, keeps an active waiting list for each location.

How can I apply to rent an apartment or get more information?
Contact the property you are interested in by phone or drop by during business hours (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.). See previous page for a list of properties and their phone numbers.