Located on Greenwood Avenue east of Michigan Avenue, Greenwood Townhouses are available to all families. Residents can choose from 115 units with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, and apartments are rented based upon family size. Two-bedroom units start at 792 square feet, three-bedrooms at 1,050 square feet and four-bedrooms at 1,200 square feet. Most of our facilities are handicap accessible, but not barrier free.
Greenwood Townhouses underwent complete renovation in 2010. The complex is monitored by an on-site security guard as well as security cameras and provides residents with smoke-free living. Water is included in monthly costs with HUD allowances for gas and electric utilities.
Conveniently located near a Lake Erie Transit bus stop, Greenwood also offers residents the support of a Resident Services Coordinator. That person organizes such programs and events as:
- Summer reading programs for children
- Day care on premises provided by Speckled Frog Learning Center Hands of Hope
- Scheduled life improvement classes
- Summer children food program
- Summer family picnic
- Free immunization program for school-age children through Monroe County Health Department
- Great Start Cooperative
- Child Advocacy Network of Monroe County presentations
- Summer Magic Fun Camp
Greenwood Townhouses are within the Monroe Public Schools district. Assistance with college applications and student scholarships is provided to resident families. Residents also enjoy these amenities:
- Fast and friendly maintenance staff
- Community service program
- Children’s playground
- Outdoor pavilion
Applications for Greenwood Townhouses are available at the Monroe Housing Commission 20 North Roessler office between the hours of 8:30 to 11:00 and 1:00 to 3:30, Monday thru Friday. Applicants must meet these minimum eligibility requirements to be considered for a family townhouse unit:
- All families must have a Head of Household or Co-Heads of Household
- The family’s annual income must be within the low-income limit set by HUD, which means the family income cannot exceed 80 percent of the median income set for the area.
- Each member of the family must be a citizen, national, or a non-citizen who has eligible immigration status under one of the categories set forth in Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980.
- All family members must provide a Social Security number or certify that they do not have one.
- Each member of the family who is at least 18 years of age, and each family head and spouse regardless of age, shall sign one or more consent forms.
- No application fee required.
The Monroe Housing Commission will also evaluate applicant families to determine whether, based on their recent behavior, such behavior could reasonably be expected to result in noncompliance with the public housing lease. Objective and reasonable aspects of the family’s background will be considered, including the following:
- History of meeting financial obligations, especially rent;
- Ability to maintain alone or with assistance their housing in a decent and safe condition based on living or housekeeping habits;
- History of criminal activity by any household member;
- History of disturbing neighbors or destruction of property;
- Having committed fraud in connection with any Federal housing assistance program;
- History of abusing alcohol.
The Monroe Housing Commission will ask applicants to provide information demonstrating their ability to comply with the essential elements of the lease. Information provided will be verified, and such verification may include but may not be limited to the following:
- A credit check of the head, spouse and co-head;
- A rental history check of all adult family members;
- A criminal background check on all adult household members, including live-in aides at no cost to the applicant.